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simple scotch shortbread

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Sarah Farrand
Saginaw, MI

This super fast, crumbly, buttery-rich shortbread is our family's favorite cookie!

(1 rating)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For simple scotch shortbread

  • 1/2 lb
    butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour

How To Make simple scotch shortbread

  • 1
    Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  • 2
    Cream together the butter and sugar. Add flour and mix until just combined. The dough will be crumbly.
  • 3
    Press the dough together into a rectangle or circle onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Try to make the dough uniformly thick, even on the edges, roughly 3/4" thick. Prick the dough all over with a fork. I usually prick mine in a grid so I have lines to cut on when then they are baked.
  • 4
    Bake 1 hour or until just golden. Cut into squares while still warm. Let cool, and enjoy!