SRS – Bake, Run, Live – Brown Sugar Shortbread



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So after I finished making the Patriotic Crunch (my take on the Leprechaun Crunch at Run, Bake, Live), I began to think “what a cop out!” Here’s a blog that’s all about baking and what did I make…something that wasn’t baked! I always like the idea of baking cookies but it’s so much work, beating the eggs and sifting the flour then rolling out the cookies and having to go back every 10-12 minutes to check on them. Once that pan of cookies are done, making another cookie sheet, waiting 10-12 minutes then back again. I seriously forget sometimes and end up with burnt cookies or get bored and have half the cookie dough left over.

But for Surprise Recipe Swap, I’ll give it a try.srs shortbread flower pop

So which of the 45 cookie recipes did I try…brown sugar shortbread (it only has 3 ingredients). I know it’s not much but it’s something!  For more info on the fabulous Heather and her blog Bake, Run, Live, check out Patriotic Crunch.  I loved this recipe because I had all the ingredients, there are no eggs and there are only 3 ingredients – butter, brown sugar and flour. Next time I think I might add some vanilla…and rosemary!

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Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies (from Bake, Run, Live)


2 sticks of butter (used salted), softened

½ cup light brown sugar (what I had)

2 ¼ cups flour (unsifted!)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees and grease a cookie sheet.
  2. Beat butter and sugar together for 3 – 5 minutes or until creamy.
  3. Gradually add in flour. Add the last ¼ cup and mix by hand. Then knead into a ball, at least 1 minute.srs shortbread dough
  4. Roll out or flatten by hand on the cookies sheet and use a cookie cutter to cut shapes. Remove excess dough, sprinkle with sugar and add candy center.srs shortbread prebake
  5. Bake at 300 for 20 minutes or until bottoms are lightly brown.
  6. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes. Add chocolatesrs shortbread chocolate or just enjoy!srs shortbread flowers


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Comments: 5

  1. Heather @ Bake, Run, Live June 20, 2013 at 8:57 am Reply

    2 recipes? Wow, thank you! I guess I do have a variety of recipes- you can tell what baking mood I was in! I do love to bake, but sometimes a simple, quick recipe does the trick. And then there are days that I will spend hours on a single recipe.
    I like how you showed the cookies in different ways (with candies or with drizzled chocolate). It lets your readers know that they can change it up to fit whatever baking mood they are in that day!

  2. Jutta@HungryLittleGirl June 20, 2013 at 10:30 am Reply

    What a lovely presentation! They look so mouthwatering! Would you mind sending me some over?! :)

    • Melissa June 24, 2013 at 10:51 pm Reply

      Of course. Oops I ate them all already…next time!

  3. CJ Huang June 24, 2013 at 7:41 pm Reply

    Now, that’s my kind of cookie recipe! I’m liking the one on a stick too. :)

  4. Anyonita June 25, 2013 at 4:07 pm Reply

    I’ve got to try brown sugar the next time I make shortbread! :) Your cookies look amazing! I followed you here from the link party with Tumbleweed Contessa. Also, I’d like to invite you to come link up with me at my link party! I’d love it if you could stop by & link up some of your recipes! Here’s the link:

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