I was inspired watching the Food Network this weekend by a skillet shortbread the Trisha Yearwood prepared on her show. I decided to make it myself with a couple alterations...
What you'll need for the full recipe:
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar
- 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, melted
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon almond extract (or vanilla if you're lazy like me)
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds with skins
Pre-heat the oven to 350. Mix the wet ingredients first (I used about half the sugar that was called for and found it perfectly sweet). Slowly add the flour and salt (sift if you'd like, though I was too lazy). Pour the batter into a greased cast iron skillet (I lined mine with foil because I hate dishes, then greased the foil). Top with whatever you have on hand, dried fruit, coconut, chocolate chips, nuts, nutella, go crazy! Bake for about 35 minutes. Pretend that you're going to take this into work, but then eat it yourself.