Nutty Shortbread

The warm, gooey nut mixture that tops this shortbread is also fantastic over ice cream.



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Servings: 16
Prep Time: 20 mins
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Ingredients
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    2   tablespoons 
    butter
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    1/4  cup 
    packed brown sugar
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    2   tablespoons 
    light-colored corn syrup
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    3/4  cup 
    lightly salted mixed nuts
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    smoked chipotle powder or smoked paprika (optional)
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    vanilla
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    2-3/4x1-inch purchased shortbread cookies, cut in half crosswise

Directions
1.
In a heavy small saucepan combine butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup. Bring to boiling over medium heat. Remove from heat. Stir in mixed nuts, chipotle powder, and vanilla; set aside to cool 15 minutes.
2.
Spoon warm nut mixture on top of cookies. Let stand at least 15 minutes before serving. Makes 16 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 118, Fat, total (g) 7, chol. (mg) 8, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 12, Monosaturated fat (g) 2, fiber (g) 1, sugar (g) 6, pro. (g) 2, vit. A (IU) 97, sodium (mg) 68, calcium (mg) 10, iron (mg) 0, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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