Grandma’s Scottish Shortbread

“My Scottish grandmother was renowned for her baking, and one of the highlights whenever we visited my grandparents was her bringing out the baking tin. Her shortbread cookies were my favorite, and now, whenever I make them, I remember her. This is not a thin, crispy dessert shortbread; it’s a deep bar that is best served with a cup of tea.” —Jane Kelly, Wayland, Massachusetts

Grandma's Scottish Shortbread
Grandma’s Scottish Shortbread
Grandma’s Scottish Shortbread
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
48cookies 15minutes 45minutes + cooling
Servings Prep Time
48cookies 15minutes
Cook Time
45minutes + cooling
Ingredients
Portions: cookies
Units:
Ingredients
Portions: cookies
Units:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300°. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Combine flours; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Press dough into an ungreased 13x9-in. baking pan. Prick with a fork.
  2. Bake until light brown, 45-50 minutes. Cut into 48 bars or triangles while warm. Cool completely on a wire rack.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
1 bar: 139 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 61mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.