February 9, 2010

Brown Sugar Walnut Shortbread


It was Karin's wedding last weekend. Karin is Matthew's elder sister.

Karin is an extremely high maintenance person. And it kind of intimates the low maintenance of me who has no problem staying at home doing nothing and not speaking to anyone for a whole day. Not happening to Karin's life at all.  Not one single day. Being energetic, passionate, funny, resourceful, friendly and socialized, Karin is a core piece of the family puzzle. And I believe those characters have made her a very successful business woman.

It's Karin's second marriage. The beautiful wedding aside, there were also moments where I witnessed how a mother shared the joy of this life event with her daughter. It sucks when the first marriage doesn't work. But that's exactly what Karin would do - mend your broken heart, get yourself ready to move on with your life. Be brave to embrace what comes next.

Love you, Karin and Brian.    

(makes round 32 squares)
Ingredients:
4 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp kosher salt
1 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Directions:
Preheat oven to 325F. Grease and line two 8"x8" square cake pan with parchment paper.

Cream butter, brown sugar and white sugar in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla until combined, then mix in dry ingredients. Combine completely.

Divide dough evenly into prepared pans, spreading smooth and level. Sprinkle with granulated sugar and bake until golden brown, about 35 to 45 minutes.

Let cool completely before using a sharp knife to cut into squares.

28 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

They look like blondies....and absolutely a must-bake sweets !

Laura said...

Those look amazing. I should know better than to browse foodbuzz posts before breakfast! Have a great day :)

Joy said...

MMMmmm these look delicious brown sugar walnut shortbread...the name alone melts your heart!

Anncoo said...

I had never tried walnut shortbread before. Looks good, must this out for sure.

My Man's Belly said...

Opened up this post/picture just as it started to rain here and I instantly feel warmer and cozier.

penny aka jeroxie said...

Not sure if I can wait till it cools down before I have them....

Tasty Eats At Home said...

Brown sugar + shortbread. That sings to my heart. Yum.

Sook said...

Shortbread is seriously my favorite! This looks great!

Bergamot said...

looks yummy...will try this out.

elizabeth @ The Manhattan [food] Project said...

Yep, I too shouldn't be browsing food blogs before breakfast! I feel like I could pluck one of those beauties right off the screen!

Food o' del Mundo said...

Why are desserts so popular.....ummm probably because I've been trying to limit my sugar intake and these look so innocent and delicious and easy and quick ...I'm doomed! ~Mary

5 Star Foodie said...

This brown sugar shortbread sounds absolutely fantastic!

janet said...

Good luck to the happy couple! And that looks delicious.

Angie said...

looks so delicious, I love seeing pix of your little boy too, he's so adorable

Paz said...

another recipe to put on my 'to bake' list. ;-)

oh! btw, i finally made the zebra cake, one the recipes i saw when i first discovered your blog. it was really good. yay!

paz

CheapAppetite said...

Those shortbreads look so yummy:) lululu you're not only good at cooking, but also talented at taking food photos too:)

Maya said...

Good luck to the newly weds :)

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow awesome shortbread

Fresh Local and Best said...

Wonderful shortbread!

my spatula said...

wonderful flavors...your shortbread looks perfect!

Sophie said...

Waw,...awesome shortbread!! Georgous too!

MMMMMMM,...lovely!

pigpigscorner said...

They look so delicious!

Peggy said...

WoW! looks so yummy! I really want to eat one!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Shortbread is a real favorite of mine, this looks stunning. I love the flavours you've used.
Happy valentines day daaaaaaaaaaaahling.
*kisses* HH

Alexandra said...

Karin sounds just like my best friend heh. :)

These look SO FREAKIN GOOD. I wanna try one. Right now.

Suzy said...

Very similar to a recipe my family has made for years called Hot Ziggerty Nut Bars....except we use pecans and only brown sugar. They are the best and I know your version would be awesome as well!

Leslie said...

Spotted you on Tastespotting...these look amazing!!!!

bonnie said...

Ohh I love shortbread, with brown sugar even better!!

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