This shortbread is my twist on traditional Scottish shortbread. In my mind, they're pretty much the perfect cookies -- rich, buttery, salty-sweet, and delightfully crumbly. The malty sweetness and warm spice of the rye and cinnamon up their charm factor considerably. A small box of these cookies packaged with good tea or coffee would make a lovely gift.

Cinnamon and Rye Shortbread

Gift idea: Cinnamon and Rye Shortbread. It travels well and the rye flour & healthy dose of cinnamon take a traditional shortbread to the next level, making it perfect for a gift.

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Cinnamon and Rye Shortbread Recipe on Food52

∙ Makes 32
Baking & Spices
  • 1 1/2 cups All-purpose flour, unbleached
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon, good quality
  • 3/4 cup Confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 cup Rye flour, dark
  • 1 cup Butter, unsalted
  • Abuot 2 teaspoons Turbinado sugar, for sprinkling over dough
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or extract
Cinnamon and Rye Shortbread

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