Nutty Shortbread

The warm, gooey nut mixture that tops this shortbread is also fantastic over ice cream.

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Makes:
16 servings
Prep:
20 mins
Cool:
15 mins
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Nutty Shortbread

Ingredients
2
tablespoons butter
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
2
tablespoons light-colored corn syrup
3/4
cup lightly salted mixed nuts
1/4
teaspoon smoked chipotle powder or smoked paprika (optional)
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
8
2-3/4x1-inch purchased shortbread cookies, cut in half crosswise

Directions

  1. In a heavy small saucepan combine butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup. Bring to boiling over medium heat. Remove from heat. Stir in mixed nuts, chipotle powder, and vanilla; set aside to cool 15 minutes.
  2. Spoon warm nut mixture on top of cookies. Let stand at least 15 minutes before serving. Makes 16 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Nutty Shortbread)
    Per serving:
  • 118 kcal cal.,
  • 7 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 2 g monounsatured fat),
  • 8 mg chol.,
  • 68 mg sodium,
  • 12 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 6 g sugar,
  • 2 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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