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Desserts
Feb
22
2019

Salted Nutella Shortbread Bars

Sharing our favorite buttery shortbread recipe today! This baking season, surprise your family and friends with my simple and delicious Salted Nutella Shortbread Bars!

shortbread recipe

Shortbread Recipe

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

  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

Nutella Shortbread Bars
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
 

Buttery homemade shortbread cookie bars topped with Nutella and a sprinkle of salt.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best shortbread cookie recipe, easy shortbread cookie recipe, nutella, nutella cookie bars, nutella cookies, nutella dessert recipe, nutella desserts, shortbread bars, shortbread bars recipe, shortbread cookie, shortbread cookie recipe, shortbread cookies
Servings: 16
Calories: 175 kcal
Author: Jenny
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
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees 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.
Nutrition Facts
Nutella Shortbread Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 175 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Sodium 155mg7%
Potassium 89mg3%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1

    Woow. These bars look and sound amazing!

  2. 2
  3. 3
    Tieghan says:

    Oh yum! Salted nutella on homemade shortbread sounds so good! These bars look awesome, Jenny!

  4. 4

    Can’t WAIT to try these!!

  5. 5
    Melissa says:

    These look great! I pinned them the second I saw them! Yum.

  6. 6

    Loving these, Jenny!!

  7. 7

    my daughter is obsessed with Nutella, I can’t wait to try!!

  8. 8

    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!

  9. 9
    sd says:

    looks amazing. what exactly is a stick of butter? want to make it tonight :)))

  10. 10

    Mmmm…these look yummy! Love the salty/sweet combo! 🙂

  11. 11
    Jill says:

    Wow! These look great. I’ve got to make a dessert for a party tonight and these look just like the thing!

  12. 12

    I love shortbread too! These look amazing – pinned it!

  13. 13
    Dalila G. says:

    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!

  14. 14
    Dalila G. says:

    Question ~ would sea salt work on these shortbread bars too?
    My friend said no….I think yes.
    Thanks!

  15. 15

    I didn’t think I could love shortbread any more than I already do – and then you go and cover it in Nutella!! I love you. That is all.

  16. 16

    I adore shortbread also and really love the Nutella topping!

  17. 17
    Natalie says:

    those look dangerously good!

  18. 18

    Well there goes my diet that lasted about 12 hours. 🙂 These look delicious!

  19. 19

    Yes, yes, and yes! I love Nutella. These bars look amazing and would be gone as soon as they were done.

  20. 20

    These look like the perfect dessert! Love the shortbread bottom!

  21. 21

    As I am a self proclaim Nutella-holic this is speaking my language! Mmmmm!

  22. 22

    I adore shortbread. What a simple way to make it more elegant. Great idea!

  23. 23

    These bars look really good!

  24. 24
    marla says:

    Very nice! Can I have these for breakfast??

  25. 25
    Hilda says:

    I made this Saturday morning. They were so easy to make and so, so yummy!

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    michelle says:

    Can you use gluten free flour such as coconut or rice flour? Any alterations in the recipe?


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