Scotch Shortbread Cookies
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
- 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.
Nutrition Facts2 each: 244 calories, 16g fat (10g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 157mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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Dec 22, 2018
I made these for a friend as a Christmas present. I grated my pound of butter instead of cubing it. It makes it easier to mix and get that coarse crumb thats needed. I baked mine for 25 minutes and they were perfect. He absolutely loved them,thanks for the great recipe!
Feb 14, 2018
Way too crumbly. I had to add another stick (1/2 cup) of butter to give it some form.
Oct 23, 2017
The cookie dough is quite tasty... the cookies themselves are almost better!
Oct 15, 2016
Absolutely love these shortbread cookie bars.
May 7, 2015
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.
Aug 26, 2014
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!
May 6, 2014
pretty good needed to bake longer.
May 1, 2014
I wonder what a little bit of lemon zest would taste like?
May 1, 2014
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.
Dec 2, 2012