Step 1

Add the butter to a large pot and cook over low-medium heat until it starts to brown and smells nutty. Do not walk away, it can burn easily.

Browning Butter

Step 2

Once butter is browned place in a heatproof container and chill in the fridge to resolidify. You will need cold, chilled butter for the shortbread.

Chill the Brown Butter

In a large bowl mix together the  flour, butter, sugar, and salt. You can use a stand mixer or clean hands and rub together.

Fold in Dry Ingredients

Step 3

Keep mixing the ingredients until the butter is mixed in and pea-size pieces.

Keep Mixing

Step 4

Transfer the dough to pan and press down evenly.

Add to Pan

Step 5

Once the shortbread is in an even layer use a knife to score the bars. Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown on the edges.

Score and Bake

Step 6

Once baked cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Sprinkle sugar on top and shake pan side to side to distribute the sugar evenly. Cut on the previously scored marks and let cool completely.

Add Sugar

Step 7