- 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."
"Easy to make and it makes a larger amount.Will try the confectioner sugar next time in place of the regular sugar. Thanks for the info. This is a keeper."
"Been making for years. In my recipe I use 1 1/4 cups confectioners sugar in place of regular sugar."
"These could not be any easier to make or delicious to eat. This was my first time making shortbreads and they could not have been any better. Best ones I've ever had!"
"These are a favorite of ours. They are very simple, yet delightfully yummy."