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Scottish Shortbread

 Scottish Shortbread
Meet the Cook: Scottish settlers first came to this area over 150 years ago. My mother herself was Scottish, and - as with most of my favorite recipes - she passed this on to me. I make a triple batch of it each year at Christmas, to enjoy and as gifts. When I entered Scottish Shortbread at our local fair, it won a red ribbon. As long as we have been married - and that's 54 years - my hus
48 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min./batch


  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 to 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add 3-3/4 cups flour and mix well. Turn onto a floured surface.
  • Knead for 5 minutes, adding enough remaining flour to form a soft
  • dough.
  • Roll to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut into 3-in. x 1-in. strips. Place 1 in.
  • apart on ungreased baking sheets. Prick with fork. Bake at 325°
  • for 20-25 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Yield:
  • about 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 2 cookies equals 123 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 80 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.