- 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 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cut into squares while warm. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 4 dozen.
Reviews for Scotch Shortbread Cookies
"This is an old family recipe (4th generation) that has been passed down. I make these at Christmas time. A trick is the earlier you make them and freeze them, they get a more buttery flavour."
"Love, love, love this recipe!!! Made it as is, didn't change a thing. It's easy, and simply delicious! Whenever I make them, they disappear like magic!"
"pretty good needed to bake longer."
"I wonder what a little bit of lemon zest would taste like?"
"Been making these for years - they are great and everyone loves them. Quite often sprinkle a little sugar over the top before cooking. I also add different extracts for a change. Very easy and they freeze well."