maple sugar shortbread

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'Tis the season for all things maple. It seems like it should be, anyway - although I know maple syrup is actually produced in the springtime, the flavor of maple just seems naturally autumnal, doesn't it? This recipe is a simple shortbread, but instead of plain white sugar, the shortbread is sweetened with maple sugar. (Maple sugar, not maple syrup!) Simple, but tasty - and not overly sweet. Maple Sugar Shortbread 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cold 1/2 cup maple sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/8 teaspoon salt Preheat oven to 325F. Cut the butter into 1/2 inch pieces....