Scottish Shortbread

“Scottish settlers first came to this area over 150 years ago. My mother herself was Scottish, and—as with most of my favourite recipes—she passed this on to me. I make a triple batch of it each year at Christmas, to enjoy and as gifts.” —Rose Mabee, Selkirk, Manitoba

Scottish shortbread recipe
Scottish Shortbread
Scottish Shortbread
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
48cookies 15minutes 20minutes
Servings Prep Time
48cookies 15minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Ingredients
Portions: cookies
Units:
Ingredients
Portions: cookies
Units:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add 3-3/4 cups flour; mix well. Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead for 5 minutes, adding enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Roll to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut into 3x1-in. strips. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Prick with fork. Bake until cookies are lightly browned, 20-25 minutes. Cool.
Recipe Notes
Test Kitchen Tips

  • For slices that are even and smooth, cut the shortbread while it is still warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 123 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 62mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fibre), 1g protein.