Simple Scotch Shortbread

Sarah Farrand


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

★★★★★ 1 vote
5 Min
1 Hr


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

How to Make Simple Scotch Shortbread


  • 1Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  • 2Cream together the butter and sugar. Add flour and mix until just combined. The dough will be crumbly.
  • 3Press 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.
  • 4Bake 1 hour or until just golden. Cut into squares while still warm. Let cool, and enjoy!

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About Simple Scotch Shortbread

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: English
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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