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Scottish Shortbread Recipe

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Classic Shortbread

Scottish Shortbread

Photo and Recipe: Diana Rattray
Simple classic shortbread cookies with butter and sugar and flour.


  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour


Thoroughly cream sugar and butter. Add 2 1/2 cups of the flour and mix thoroughly. Turn out onto a surface floured with remaining 1/2 cup of flour. Knead dough until it cracks on surface.

Roll out 1/4-inch thick and cut out with cutters. Prick cookies with fork tines and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 275° for about 45 to 55 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Makes about 2 dozen cookies.


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 5 out of 5
FANTASTIC!, Member artman530

My wife had to get a simple recipe for her culinary arts class for pre-schoolers. I found this recipe and gave it to her thinking it was just simple and fast. We had no idea how fantastic these shortbreads would come out. It was all we could do to keep from eating all the cookies before her class the next day. Thanks for such a great recipe.

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