Scotch Shortbread

Scotch Shortbread

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"My best friend in high school's mom made this for me when I had my first overnight stay in a hospital. I loved it so much that I made it whenever I got the chance. When we lived overseas, my mom had to limit the number of times I could make it because butter was so expensive. Now it's part of my Christmas baking. Very rich and good!"
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35 m servings 267 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 267 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 15.6 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.3g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 109 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. Mix flour, butter, and 1/2 cup sugar together in a bowl using your hands until dough is well combined. Press dough into an ungreased 11 1/2x 7 1/2-inch pan or jelly roll pan. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are light brown, 20 to 30 minutes. Cut shortbread into squares in the pan while still warm. Cool completely before removing squares from pan.


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Very nice shortbread. Rich and buttery. I do question the instruction to mix the ingredients by hand. The probability, in my opinion, is that would lead to overworking it and making it tough.

This turned out very well, I added in a little bit of lemon extract by accident, so I evened it out with a bit of vanilla extract as well and i feel like it added a nice flavor flair to what is ...

This is the original! I think you absolutely should just mix by hand so you still get the little bits of butter. Much like pie dough in that you would never use a mixer for that either. So go...

Pretty good for being so easy!!

Perfect Christmas cookie! Especially when sprinkled with coloured sugar!

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