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scottish shortbread

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Fran Miller
Parkersburg, WV

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? =^..^=

(2 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For scottish shortbread

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

How To Make scottish shortbread

  • 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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