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Mean Chef's Classic Shortbread Cookies

Estimated Nutritional Profile
Nutrient Quantity
Protein (g)63.0328
Energy (kCal)2038.1936
Carbohydrates (g)30.1401
Total fats (g)187.8669
Temporal Sequence of Cooking Processes
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    Utensils Used
    | 1. Line two baking sheets with parchment. | 2. Combine butter, sugar and salt in a stand mixer (use paddle attachment). | 3. Mix on low speed until the butter combines with the sugar, but isn't perfectly smooth, 1-2 minutes. | 4. Add flour and mix on low, scraping frequently, until dough has just about pulled together, about 3 minutes. | 5. Don't overmix. | 6. Roll dough on a lightly floured surface to a uniform 1/4 inch. | 7. Cut dough into bars or squares with a sharp knife or use a cookie cutter. | 8. Reroll scraps- refrigerate dough if it becomes sticky. | 9. Arrange on baking sheets and refrigerate until chilled- about 20 minutes. | 10. Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven and preheat to 300 degrees. | 11. Bake cookies until golden on the bottom and edges and pale to golden on the top- 30 minutes to 1 hour. | 12. Rotate baking sheets every 15 minutes. | 13. Cool. | 14. Variations: Brown sugar and oatmeal- use brown sugar in place of white and add 1/2 cup quick cooking oats with the flour. | 15. Chocolate dipped espresso- Add 2 Tbl finely ground espresso coffee beans with the flour. | 16. Dip half of each cooled cookie into melted chocolate (9 oz semisweet chocolate melted with 1 Tbl vegetable shortening). | 17. Place cookies on parchment line sheetpan to set up- 2 hours. | 18. Orange-Hazelnut- Add 2 1/2 oz (1/2 cup) skinned, toasted and finely ground hazelnuts (use food processor) and 2 tsp (loosely packed) finely grated orange zest from 1 orange along with the flour. | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Estimated Nutritional Profile for Ingredients
    Ingredient Name Quantity Unit State Energy (kcal) Carbohydrates Protein (g) Total Lipid (Fat) (g)
    butter 8 ounces unsalted cut 1626.1269 0.1361 1.9278 183.9542
    sugar 1/2 cup granulated 159.9 30.004 5.005 2.496
    salt 1/2 teaspoon - - - -
    purpose flour 10 ounces 252.1667 0.0 56.1 1.4167

    - Means that suitable USDA nutrition profile could not be mapped for this ingredient-unit combination.

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