Food Recipes Shortbread Wedges 3.7 (131) 3 Reviews Try this easy shortbread recipe—perfect for a family dessert or potluck. By Susan Sugarman Susan Sugarman Susan Sugarman is a freelance food stylist and recipe developer with 30 years of experience in the food industry. She is a former recipe developer at Real Simple who shared a variety of dessert recipes. Susan was also deputy food editor at Martha Stewart Living for 13 years. Highlights: * 30 years of food industry experience * Former deputy food editor at Martha Stewart Living * Freelance food stylist and recipe developer for over 18 years Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on September 20, 2016 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: David Prince Hands On Time: 10 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 50 mins Yield: 12 wedges Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature ½ cup confectioners’ sugar 1 cup all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, plus more for your fingers ¼ teaspoon kosher salt ¼ cup coarse sanding or turbinado sugar Directions Heat oven to 325° F. With an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low and gradually add the flour and salt, mixing just until incorporated. With floured fingers, press the dough into an 8-inch round cake pan. Cut the dough into 12 wedges and prick all over with a toothpick. Sprinkle the dough with the sanding sugar and bake until golden and firm, 35 to 40 minutes. When cool enough to handle, turn the shortbread out of the pan and use a serrated knife to recut along the lines. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Note: Total Time includes cooling time. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 139 Calories 8g Fat 17g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 139 % Daily Value * Total Fat 8g 10% Saturated Fat 5g 25% Cholesterol 20mg 7% Sodium 41mg 2% Total Carbohydrate 17g 6% Total Sugars 9g Protein 1g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.