Holiday Shortbread Cookies

Holiday Shortbread Cookies

"This special Christmas treat came to me from Scotland through a relative. I compared this recipe with one a friend makes, since her husband is of Scottish descent, and found this shortbread to be quite authentic."
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45 m servings
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Original recipe yields 30 servings

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  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Pat into an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Prick all over with a fork. Bake at 325 degrees F for 35 minutes or until center is set. Cool for 10-15 minutes. Cut into small squares. Continue to cool to room temperature.

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This recipe was very easy and was delicious. I used a Kitchen Aid mixer and worried it was mixed too fine, but everything turned out perfectly. I'm not going to buy Walker's shortbread anymore!

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What did I do wrong?? I followed the recipe exactly and they turned out extremely floury!! The top 1/3 of each cookie and bottom 1/3 was just crumbling flour. The center was firm, tasted okay...

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This recipe was very easy and was delicious. I used a Kitchen Aid mixer and worried it was mixed too fine, but everything turned out perfectly. I'm not going to buy Walker's shortbread anymore!

Love it! Here's a great tip for cutting in the butter. Use frozen butter and grate it in with a cheese grater. Takes so much less time than cutting it in with a pastry blender or knives.

Wow! First of all, this recipe was a lifesaver because I was making the cookies for someone who loves shortbread and I tried a recipe from a different site that called for me to roll out the do...

Wonderful flavor- but the buttery taste was a bit too much for me as I'm not a huge fan of butter. I will add more flour next time. I sprinkled more sugar on top before baking to make it sweeter...

I HAVE NEVER MADE SHORTBREAD COOKIES BUT AFTER MY MOM WENT TO SCOTTLAND LAST YEAR AND SENT SOME HOME I MADE SURE I TRIED TO MAKE SOME THIS YEAR. THIS RECIPE WAS GREAT. MY ARM IS STILL SORE FRO...

This was very tasty and easy. I simply used a cheese grather on the butter. That made it much easier to cut in. Could easily be halved, makes a lot. The neighbors all got a lot.

This is an awesome recipe, it couldn't get easier than this! I did half of the recipe, put it into a 9x13 pan and added chopped pecans, pressing them into the dough with a spatula. I forgot to...

Delicious shortbread! I put it in a 9x13" pan, so it was nice and thick. baked it for 45 minutes, and it turned out perfectly. I used salted butter, so I didn't add the extra salt. Oh, and a tip...

this turns out really well. i do recommend using cold butter, because it goes into the oven in little balls that melt throughout the batter... yum! however i DO NOT recommend cutting the 2 cup...

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