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Whole-Wheat Shortbread Cookies


These rustic shortbread wedges are made with whole-wheat pastry flour for a light, crumbly texture. Complete the treat with winter citrus, such as clementines or blood oranges, and dark chocolate.

  • Yield: Makes 12

Photography: John Kernick

Source: Whole Living, December 2011


  • 11 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for brushing
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
  • Raw sugar, for sprinkling


  1. Heat oven to 300 degrees.

  2. Brush an 8-inch fluted tart pan with butter. In a bowl, mix together remaining butter with cane sugar, vanilla, and salt. Add flour and mix until just combined.

  3. Press dough into prepared pan and chill in the freezer, 15 minutes.

  4. Sprinkle the top with raw sugar and bake until golden, about 45 minutes.

  5. Remove from oven, let cool slightly, then carefully remove from pan. Cut into 12 wedges and arrange on a parchment-lined baking sheet, leaving about 1 inch between each wedge.

  6. Bake until crisp, about 15 minutes more. Let cool completely.

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