Scottish 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 until lightly browned, 25-30 minutes. 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.
Dec 3, 2019
You should use castor (extra fine) granulated sugar for short bread.
Nov 24, 2019
Great recipe. One tip. My family has made these every Christmas for as long as I can remember.after done and fairly cool, sprinkle with come colored sugar for some holidat color.
Sep 17, 2019
Wow, teresa. Actually, ritapdx is correct - Scotch refers to whisky (this IS correct spelling) and eggs. Everything/everyone else is Scottish. So, unless a recipe contains Scotch, it is Scottish. And BTW, don’t use a .? at the end of a sentence. It makes you seem uneducated.
Apr 1, 2019
ritapdx. Who asked for your opinion on what she calls her recipe.?
Mar 23, 2019
This is a great recipe! However, "Scotch Shortbread Cookies" should be "Scottish Shortbread Cookies". The word "Scottish" is an adjective meaning something or someone relating to Scotland. "Scotch", in modern usage, is a noun that usually means a type of Whisky. "Scotch" used as an adjective synonymous with "Scottish" is archaic and most Scots these days resent its use in that context.
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.