---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.02
  
       Title: MAPLE SYRUP SHORTBREADS
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 36 servings
  
 ---------------------------------SHORTBREAD---------------------------------
     1/2 c  Unsalted butter
     1/4 c  Sugar
       1 c  All-purpose flour
 
 -------------------------------MAPLE TOPPING-------------------------------
     3/4 c  Packed brown sugar
     1/3 c  Pure maple syrup
       1 tb Unsalted butter; room temp.
       1 ts Vanilla
     1/2 c  Chopped toasted walnuts
  
   For shortbread:  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Generously butter 9-inch
   square baking dish.  Cream butter and sugar in processor unitl light and
   fluffy.  Add flour and process just until blended; do not form ball.  Pat
   into bottom of prepared dish.  Bake until shortbread is light brown, about
   25 minutes.
   
   For topping:  Beat sugar, maple syrup and butter to blend.  Beat in egg and
   vanilla.  Pour over shortbread.  Sprinkle evenly with walnuts.  Bake until
   topping is set, about 25 minutes.  Cool on rack.  Cut into 1-1/2 squares.
   Store in airtight container.
   
   Source: Bon Appetit magazine, December 1984. Typed for you by Karen
   Mintzias
  
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