Eggnog shortbread cookie

Prep 15 min
Total 1 hour 5 min
Makes 36 servings

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1 cup
unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 tsp
imitation rum extract
1/2 tsp
1 3/4 cups
all-purpose flour
1 tsp
2 tbsp
1/2 tsp
nutmeg, for topping


  • PREHEAT oven to 300F (150C). In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer or wooden spoon, beat butter until creamy. Gradually beat in sugar and rum flavouring. Continue beating until well mixed, about 2 min. In a small bowl, using a fork, stir salt and 1 tsp (5 mL) nutmeg into flour until mixed. Using a wooden spoon, beat into the butter mixture just until combined.
  • BUTTER or spray a 9 × 13-in. (3-L) glass baking dish. Turn dough into dish. With lightly floured fingers, evenly press dough into dish. Using a fork, gently prick dough at ½-in. (1-cm) intervals. Bake in centre of preheated oven just until top is golden, 50 to 55 min. Remove dish to a rack and gently prick again. Cut into squares while still warm. Cool completely in pan. For topping, stir 2 tbsp (30 mL) icing sugar with 1/2 tsp (2 mL) nutmeg. Sift over cooled baked bars. Store in an airtight container in a cool place up to 1 week or freeze up to 1 month.
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