Scottish Shortbread

Scottish Shortbread Recipe

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Morag Weir


This is Scotland's National cookie which is served on Hogmany which is Dec 31st before bringing in New Year


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2-1/2 doz - 3 doz (depending on the thickness of the cookie)
50 Min
40 Min


How to Make Scottish Shortbread


  1. Mix first two ingredients
  2. Add Farina and gradually add flour
  3. Knead dough till firm and roll into a ball and cut ball into four equal parts and roll each into logs.
  4. Slice each log into 8 rounds
  5. Place on buttered cookie sheet 2" apart and pierce on top of cookie with fork a couple of times
  6. Preheat oven 250 degrees - 300 degrees and bake until slightly colored, est. 30 minutes.
  7. Cool on a wire rack and sprinkle with sugar during cooling period

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About Scottish Shortbread

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Scottish

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