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2013-07-02 10.08.42We’ve all been there, the hour before you’re supposed to be somewhere and oh shoot, you were slated to bring a dessert. The Pink Puck has got you covered with our 30 minutes from start to table shortbread bars. Our favorite part about these little treats, the minimal ingredients and cleanup, so you have something to bring and no mess to come home to. Did we mention you can make them work for any occasion? Mix in the colored sprinkle of your choice for any occasion or team event – some red, white and blue for the Fourth of July or blue and white for the Leafs, get creative.

Ingredients, makes approximately 18-20 bars
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons sugar
2 sticks butter, cold, cut into pieces
1-2 tablespoons colored sprinkles (pick the color according to the holiday or team you’re representing)

Directions, prep time 10 minutes
1.Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
2.With a fork blend sugar and flour

Batter and sprinkles

Batter and sprinkles

3.With a hand-mixer on the lowest speed, begin to mix in the slices of butter 3-5 at a time until all your butter slices are well blended with your dry ingredients.

4.With a spoon mix in your sprinkles

5. In standard 11×7 or 13×9 depending on the thickness you prefer, place a sheet of parchment paper along the bottom.

 

 

 

 

 

Press loose batter into pan with back of spoon until compact

Press loose batter into pan with back of spoon until compact

6. Pour mixture into baking dish and using the back of your spoon press the mixture until tightly compact in the pan.

7. Bake for 10-15 minutes at 325 degrees or until bars are a very light golden brown. **Important – check regularly, we’ve made multiple batches in the same oven and the baking time has varied.

8. Let bars cool for 5 minutes and cut into individual squares. The bars will be soft at this step, but will harden into shortbread consistency as they cool. Easier to cut at the start of cooling process.

Winter was hooked on hockey by age 6, when she first witnessed a bench clearing brawl between the Boston Bruins and the Ottawa Senators. Growing from hockey fan to hockey player, Winter followed her passions by founding The Pink Puck. While she also loves fashion and the outdoors, hockey will always be her center ice. Email: winter@thepinkpuck.com Twitter: @Winter_Adams

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