Strawberry-Mint Spelt Shortbread

Strawberry-Mint Spelt Shortbread


1 cup Earth Balance--softened

1/2 teaspoon lemon extract

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

leaves from 2 peppermint tea bags

2 cups spelt flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon cornstarch

3/4 cup diced fresh strawberries

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

granulated sugar for sprinkling


*Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Cream Earth Balance and extracts in large bowl. Mix 1 tablespoon sugar and strawberries in small bowl. Set aside. Stir in tea leaves. Sift in flour, cornstarch, powdered sugar, and salt. Gently mix in strawberries.

*Press dough into 9-inch tart pan. Sprinkle lightly with sugar. Bake ~20 minutes. Score while warm. Let cool completely.