My daughter is making pumpkin pie bars and the cookie crust instructions say the ingredients (listed below) need to be pulsed in the food processor until the mixture resembles coarse sand. She has ... excessively pulsed it, so it resembles a paste or thick batter. (Whoops.)
How will this overworking affect the texture of the crust? A crumbly shortbread is the goal, but I'm wary of what this paste will turn into!
For the Crust:
- 1 cup cold butter, cut into tiny pieces
- 6 tbsp brown sugar
- 3 cups flour
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp cold water