Apple Cobbler Shortbread Squares



Ingredients

CRUST
1 stick butter
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

FILLING
3 large apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

TOPPING
1 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons butter, softened

Directions

1.Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.

2.In a medium bowl, beat 1 stick butter, 1/4 cup sugar, and the vanilla until creamy. Add 1 cup flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt; mix well. Press mixture evenly into baking dish. Bake 15 minutes.

3.Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine Filling ingredients; mix until apples are evenly coated. In a medium bowl, combine Topping ingredients; mix until crumbly. Sprinkle half the topping over crust. Increase oven temperature to 350 degrees F.

4.Place apple mixture in an even layer over crust. Sprinkle with remaining topping.

5.Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool 2 hours then refrigerate 2 hours. Serve or store in an airtight container.