Tonka Bean Shortbread

Tonka Bean Shortbread


May 14, 2012


3/4 cup butter, at room temperature

2/3 cup sugar

1/2 tsp. salt

1 egg yolk

1 tsp. vanilla

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp. finely grated Tonka bean (optional - experiment with different spices, too!)


1In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar and salt with an electric mixer for 2 minutes, until pale and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolk and vanilla.

2Add the flour and grated Tonka bean and stir just until you have a soft dough. Shape it into two logs, wrap and refrigerate for an hour (or up to a few days) or freeze for up to 6 months.

3When ready to bake, slice 1/4" thick and bake on a parchment-lined sheet at 350F for 15 minutes, or until pale golden around the edges.

4 Transfer to a wire rack to cool.


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