Easy Bake: Browned Butter Shortbread

Have a little extra time on your hands these days? Take a crack at this new browned butter shortbread recipe by Alchemy Confections Co. It's perfect for accommodating any miscellaneous nuts, herbs, toppings, or any other goodies you might have at home. No special ingredients or equipment required!

Trust us, these things are amazing. 


  • 1 cup - 200g unsalted butter, browned and softened

  • 1 cup - 200g sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 tsp fine vanilla

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 2 tsp citrus zest

  • 3 cups - 360g AP flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar with a whisk until pale and fluffy. Mix in vanilla and eggs, incorporating one at a time just until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and zest. Add flour mixture to wet ingredients and mix with a sturdy spoon until a soft dough forms, taking care to scrape down sides of bowl periodically as you go.
  4. Gather dough into a disc and wrap in cling film. Chill dough in refrigerator for at least 30m.

Alchemy Confections Co. was conceived as a celebration of food in its most sensuous iterations-bright, tactile, alive with flavor - that is, exactly as it always should be.