Scottish Shortbread Cookies
Cuisine: Cookies
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Serves: 18-24 cookies
Tasty holiday cookies tat only require 3 ingredients.
  • ½ pound best unsalted butter (grade AA or better)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  1. Place butter in mixer and beat with paddle until soft and light. Beat in sugar in a stream and continue beating 5-10 minutes until the mixture is very light and whitened.
  2. Reduce machine to low speed and add in flour until absorbed. Don't beat too long or the dough will toughen.15
  3. Scrape the dough onto a floured surface and flour the dough with pinches of flour. Press the dough out with the hands, then roll over once or twice very gently with a rolling pin until the dough is approximately ½ inch thick.
  4. Cut the dough with cutters (fun ones) and carefully transfer the cut ones to a paper-lined jelly roll pan.
  5. Bake the shortbread at 325 degrees about 15 minutes until it is VERY lightly colored. Cool on a rack.
Recipe by My Judy the Foodie at