2 1/2 Ccups All-purpose flour
6 Tbsp. Sugar
1 Cup Unsalted butter, cold and cut into 10-12 pieces
1/4 tsp. Salt
Preheat oven to 325°F
In the bowl of a food processor, combine flour, sugar and salt. Pulse to combine. Add butter to flour mixture and pulse until mixture looks like very coarse sand.
Press evenly into 13×9-inch baking sheet.
Bake for 25-32 minutes, until the corners turn golden.
Let cool for 5 minutes, then gently score with a knife (a pizza cutter works wonderfully), cutting the shortbread into 30 pieces.
Allow to cool completely in the pan.
Store in an airtight container.
Makes 30 pieces
Add zest of one lemon or one orange (or both) for a bright, summery variation. Add 1 tsp cinnamon, ginger or cardamom for spicier versions.
If you have vanilla sugar, this would be an excellent recipe to use it in.