Scottish Shortbread

Scottish Shortbread Recipe

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Fran Miller

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@TchrLdy71

Years ago, one of the students at my school gave me one of these shortbreads and I immediately asked for her "Mum's" recipe. The note on the recipe says the family is from "Perth, Scotland and Threlkeld, England."

Are we ready for tea? =^..^=

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Serves:
Many, depending on serving size
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 2 c
    butter (not margarine)
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, packed
  • 4 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour

How to Make Scottish Shortbread

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar with a mixer. Add 3 to 3 ¾ cups flour. Mix well.
  3. Sprinkle board with remaining flour. Knead for 5 minutes, adding enough flour to make a soft dough.
  4. Roll to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into 3 x 1 inch strips. Prick with fork and place on ungreased baking sheets.
  5. Bake at 325 degrees F. for 20 to 25 minutes, until light brown and done. Cool before storing in an airtight container.

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About Scottish Shortbread

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: UK/Ireland
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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