Scottish Shortbread Cookies
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 pound cold butter, cubed
- Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Knead dough until smooth, about 6-10 times. Pat dough into an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Pierce with a fork.
- Bake until lightly browned, 25-30 minutes. Cut into squares while warm. Cool on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts2 each: 244 calories, 16g fat (10g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 157mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
Apr 21, 2020
This is a GREAT recipe! Easy to make and EVERYONE loves them! The pan size was perfect but I did bake them a little longer....but be careful not to get them too brown! I did use parchment paper so I could lift them out to cut and cool. A real hit!!
Jan 19, 2020
Delicious! A traditional shortbread - tender and buttery. I made two batches of this. The first batch I left plain. The other batch I spread melted caramel on top, then drizzled melted chocolate. Easy homemade Twix bars!
Dec 11, 2019
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Dec 10, 2019
Can you use this dough in a cookie press? It sounds exactly like what I want and so simple.
Dec 3, 2019
You should use castor (extra fine) granulated sugar for short bread.
Nov 24, 2019
Great recipe. One tip. My family has made these every Christmas for as long as I can remember.after done and fairly cool, sprinkle with come colored sugar for some holidat color.
Oct 26, 2019
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Sep 17, 2019
Wow, teresa. Actually, ritapdx is correct - Scotch refers to whisky (this IS correct spelling) and eggs. Everything/everyone else is Scottish. So, unless a recipe contains Scotch, it is Scottish. And BTW, don’t use a .? at the end of a sentence. It makes you seem uneducated.
Apr 1, 2019
ritapdx. Who asked for your opinion on what she calls her recipe.?
Mar 23, 2019
This is a great recipe! However, "Scotch Shortbread Cookies" should be "Scottish Shortbread Cookies". The word "Scottish" is an adjective meaning something or someone relating to Scotland. "Scotch", in modern usage, is a noun that usually means a type of Whisky. "Scotch" used as an adjective synonymous with "Scottish" is archaic and most Scots these days resent its use in that context.