Sugar-and-Spice Shortbread Sticks

Rich shortbread gets a delicious twist with apple-spice seasonings and icing--perfect for fall.

  • prep time 60 min
  • total time 2 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 48

Ingredients

Cookies

3/4
cup firmly packed brown sugar
1
cup butter, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
2 3/4
cups all-purpose flour
3/4
teaspoon apple pie spice

Glaze

1 1/2
cups powdered sugar
1/2
teaspoon apple pie spice
1
to 2 tablespoons apple juice
  • 1 In large bowl, combine brown sugar, butter, vanilla and egg; beat until light and fluffy. Add flour and 3/4 teaspoon apple pie spice; mix well. Divide dough in half; shape each half into flattened disk. Wrap each in plastic wrap; refrigerate about 1 hour for easier handling.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. On lightly floured surface, roll half of dough at a time to 12x6-inch rectangle. Keep remaining half of dough refrigerated. Cut dough rectangle lengthwise in half; cut each half into 1-inch-wide sticks. Place sticks 1/2 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets. Cool 10 minutes or until completely cooled.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in small bowl, blend all glaze ingredients until smooth, adding enough apple juice for desired glaze consistency. Spread glaze on tops of cookies. Let stand until glaze is set before storing.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    90
    (
    Calories from Fat
    35),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    4g
    4%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    30mg
    30%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    13g
    13%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    7g
    7%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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