Delicious, easy, melt in your mouth maple sugar shortbread cookies that are both flavoured and topped with pure maple sugar.
1/4cupfine maple sugar*plus more for topping
1/2 - 3/4tspfine saltless if using salted butter
1cupunsalted buttermelted and cooled
Heat oven to 350F. Line an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper, leaving extra at two opposite sides for lifting out.
In a bowl, whisk together the all-purpose and rice flours, the maple sugar and salt. Stir in the melted and cooled butter and stir to combine. Mixture will be moist, sand-like. Press dough evenly in to the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake until golden brown and set, 30-35 minutes. Remove to a cooling rack but while still warm, sprinkle evenly with additional maple sugar and slice, then allow to cool completely before removing from pan.
*Note: if your maple sugar is not fine, run through food processor