Shortbread is a traditional Scottish biscuit usually made from one part white sugar, two parts butter, and either three parts oat flour or four parts plain wheat flour. Traditionally Scottish shortbread is baked in either a rectangular or square slab and cut into fingers, as individual round biscuits, or in one large circle and cut into triangles.

  • PREP TIME: 10 mins
  • COOK TIME: 30 mins
  • TOTAL TIME: 40 mins

Ingredients of Shortbread Cookies

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 230 grams unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: homemade candied ginger
  • Nuts
  • Fresh herbs
  • Dried cranberries

How to Make Shortbread Cookies

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Butter the baking pan of any shape.
  3. Place the caster sugar, flour, salt and butter in a food processor and make a smooth and fluffy dough.
  4. Put the mixture into the greased baking pan.
  5. Prick the shortbread with the tines of a fork, creating rows.
  6. The holes will be more pronounced this way as they have a tendency to close during baking.
  7. Bake for 35 minutes.
  8. Let cool. Cut and serve.
  9. Store the shortbread in an airtight container for up to several weeks.



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