Monday, August 5, 2013

miling mondays: whole wheat mixed-nut shortbread

This is a fabulous shortbread dessert with a nice nutty crunch. It is the perfect little dessert.

Whole Wheat Mixed-Nut Shortbread
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1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup plus 1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup whole wheat flour (2/3 soft wheat berries and 1/3 hard wheat berries)
3/4 cup salted and roasted mixed nuts (if unsalted/unroasted see below), coarsely chopped


Preheat the oven to 375F

If you don't have salted/roasted nuts simply roast your chopped mixed nuts (I used almonds, walnuts, and cashews) on a pan. Then sprinkle 1/4 tsp salt and 1 Tbsp sugar on the nuts and mix.
If you mill your own flour, grind your soft and hard wheat berries. I use my WonderMill on the pastry setting.

Mix together the butter and  1/3 cup sugar in a bowl.

Add the vanilla and then the flour until the dough comes together.

Transfer the dough to a greased baking sheet/baking mat. Spread the dough to form about an 8 inch square (as you can see on the picture, that doesn't have to be exact).

Sprinkle the dough with the nuts and gently press them into the dough and sprinkle the remaining sugar over the nuts.
Bake the shortbread for about 20-25 min until golden brown. 
Let it cool on a rack before cutting it into bars.