Cinnamon Shortbread Bars

by Cate on October 29, 2004

This flaky shortbread is made extra special with a sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar.
Preparation 15 min.
Baking 20 min.

Shortbread Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Topping Ingredients:
1 tablespoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions:
Heat oven to 350°F. Combine all shortbread ingredients in large mixer bowl. Beat at low speed just until soft dough forms (4 to 6 minutes). (DO NOT OVERMIX.) Press dough evenly onto bottom of lightly greased 13×9-inch baking pan. Stir together all topping ingredients in small bowl; sprinkle over shortbread. Prick dough all over with fork. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool slightly and then cut into bars while still warm.

Yield: 48 bars

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