Classic shortbread cookies can be served alongside tea or served as dessert with fresh fruit and cream. The Scottish Shortbread and Spicy Orange Shortbread variations offer new flavor profiles to try for special occasions.
Any of these versions are a breeze to create in the CPM800 stand mixer.
In step 1, substitute 1¼ c (275 g) firmly packed brown sugar for granulated sugar and add 2 tsp (8 ml) vanilla extract. In step 2, substitute 4 c (508 g) bread flour for all-purpose flour and add ½ tsp (3 g) salt. Continue as directed.
Spicy Orange Ginger Shortbread
In step 1, add 1 T (6 g) grated orange zest to the butter mixture. In step 2, add 2 tsp (4 g) Chinese five-spice powder with the flour. After blending in the flour mixture, use the pulse function to add ½ c (65 g) finely chopped crystallized ginger. Continue as directed.