Grandma’s Scottish Shortbread

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling


4 dozen

Updated: Aug. 22, 2023
My Scottish grandmother was renowned for baked goods, and these chunky shortbread bars are an example of why. —Jane Kelly, Wayland, Massachusetts


  • 1 pound butter, softened
  • 8 ounces superfine sugar (about 1-1/4 cups)
  • 1 pound all-purpose flour (3-2/3 cups)
  • 8 ounces white rice flour (1-1/3 cups)


  1. Preheat oven to 300°. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Combine flours; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Press dough into an ungreased 13x9-in. baking pan. Prick with a fork.
  2. Bake until light brown, 45-50 minutes. Cut into 48 bars or triangles while warm. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

1 bar: 139 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 61mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.