I know maple syrup is generally processed/made in the spring, but for some reason, it makes me think of fall and winter–Maple-Glazed Pork, sweet potatoes with maple, etc. I was in the mood for some type of bar cookie, and I picked up a bunch of toffee chips while at the grocery store over the weekend. I went looking for something different to do with them and came across a recipe for Maple Toffee Shortbread.
I was going to use actual maple syrup in the shortbread, but I thought the flavor might get lost, so I went ahead with maple flavoring as called for in the original recipe. It’s delicious. I love the little pockets of melted toffee scattered throughout the shortbread.
I tell ya, I picked a heck of a time to go on a “diet.” We have a healthy living committee at work, and they recently announced that if chosen after submitting a request, we could receive Fitbit activity trackers, at a subsidized cost. I got fed up with myself last week (in the midst of making all those cupcakes), and had already started up one of my circuit training DVD programs (like the 30-Day Shred, but with a different trainer). So far I’ve lost four pounds, which I’m pretty sure is simply water weight. But I’ve had the Fitbit for about 5 days now, and at least for the time being, I’m doing well at tracking everything, as well as hitting my daily goals.
The shortbread might have to be distributed at work!