Salted Nutella Shortbread Bars

This baking season, surprise your family and friends with these simple and delicious Salted Nutella Shortbread Bars! The bars are warm & buttery and the lightly salted nutella tops them off perfectly!

shortbread recipe

Hazelnut Shortbread Bars

I am a bit obsessed with shortbread. It is so buttery delicious that it’s hard to resist. If you haven’t tried making shortbread before, you are in for a treat. Minimal ingredients with maximum flavor. There are no eggs or baking soda, just flour, sugar, salt and butter. Lots of butter, lol!  Break out your ingredients and don’t miss this great bar recipe!

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Here are your line up of ingredients. Simple and fabulous!

shortbread recipe

How To Make Shortbread Bars

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line an 8×8 inch baking dish with parchment paper or foil sprayed with cooking spray.
  2. Place softened butter, sugar and brown sugar into a stand mixer, beating until creamy. Add flour and salt beating until dough forms. Transfer dough to prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until baked through. Let cool for 20 minutes then remove bars from pan. Spread with Nutella and sprinkle with salt if desired. Cut into squares and serve.

shortbread recipe

Beat dough in the mixer until combined.

What Is Shortbread?

Shortbread is a type of crumbly, sweet cookie which is commonly produced in Scotland, a nation with which the dessert treat has become associated. These cookies are made all over the world, and often appear as a winter holiday treat in the United States. Dense, sweet, and highly rich, shortbread is adored by many consumers and bakers for its excellent and crisp flavor and ease of manufacture.

shortbread recipe

Transfer your dough to an 8×8 inch baking dish lined with parchment (preferred). I ran out so used my foil which works fine too. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until baked through. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.

shortbread recipe

Spread a thin layer of Nutella over your cooled bars and sprinkle with a touch of salt. The sweet and salty combo makes your tastebuds do a little dance. Enjoy!

shortbread recipe

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Salted Nutella Shortbread Bars

This baking season, surprise your family and friends with these simple and delicious Salted Nutella Shortbread Bars! The bars are warm & buttery and the lightly salted nutella tops them off perfectly!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings: 16 bars
Calories: 175kcal
Author: Jenny
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Equipment

  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks butter unsalted and softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar packed
  • 1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line an 8×8 inch baking dish with parchment paper or foil sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Place softened butter, sugar and brown sugar into a stand mixer, beating until creamy. Add flour and salt beating until dough forms. Transfer dough to prepared baking dish.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, until baked through. Let cool for 20 minutes then remove bars from pan. Spread with Nutella and sprinkle with salt if desired. Cut into squares and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
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26 Responses
  1. I also happen to be a bit obsessed with shortbread. It’s definitely up there with my favorite cookie types and I’m guilty of eating at least half a pan of it by myself in one sitting. If I put Nutella on it I’m afraid it’ll turn into the entire pan!

  2. Dalila G.

    Shortbread cookies are the best, I just LOVE them!
    I never thought of putting anything on mine because the cookies never last long. LOL! I’ll have to hide some this time, thanks!

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