Sweet Potato Ale Shortbread

Sweet Potato Ale Shortbread


  • 2 sticks butter plus another 1/2 tablespoon or so to coat pan
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar plus another 2 tablespoons for sprinkling when finished
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup sweet potato ale


  1. Combine 2 sticks butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar
  2. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, cornstarch, and salt
  3. Combine flour mixture and butter mixture
  4. Add beer and knead lightly until it all just comes together
  5. Coat the bottom and sides of a spring form pan with remaining butter
  6. Transfer dough to pan, press to evenly distribute
  7. With a knife, lightly score 4 lines into the top into 8 equal pieces - like a pizza
  8. Use a fork to lightly poke 3 times into the top of each piece
  9. Chill in refrigerator at least 1 hour or cover and chill overnight
  10. Heat oven to 350 and bake 30 - 35 minutes
  11. Remove from oven and sprinkle with remaining sugar
  12. Cool completely on a wire rack, remove outside of pan, cut into wedges where scored