Using just 4 ingredients, this shortbread cookie is a wonderful buttery treat with just a touch of sweetness.

You can make this by hand, so no special equipment is needed, but you can choose to use a food processor or stand mixer. I do recommend that you don’t skip the kneading time to make sure you achieve that special shortbread texture.

The perfect addition to an afternoon tea.

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Makes

24 cookies

Prep Time:

20 minutes

Cook Time:

45 minutes

Good For:

a sweet treat anytime

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

How to make Scottish Shortbread

Check out our easy step by step video

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F

Step 2

Soften the butter making sure it doesn’t get too warm and oily

Step 3

Blend in the sugar until evenly mixed

Step 4

Mix the salt into the flour

Step 5

Cut the flour into the butter mixture a little at a timeĀ 

Step 6

Keep adding and cutting in the flour until it starts to form a dough

Step 7

Gather the dough into a ball

Step 8

Remove from the bowl and knead for 10 minutes

Step 9

Roll into a square about 9 x 9 inches making sure the edges are the same thickness as the middle

Step 10

Prick with a fork

Step 11

Place on a baking tray and bake for 45 minutes or until the edges just start to turn golden

Step 12

Slice into cookies while still warm, but leave on the tray to cool

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Scottish Shortbread

Using just 4 ingredients, this shortbread cookie is a wonderful buttery treat with just a touch of sweetness.
The perfect addition to an afternoon tea.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course cookies, Snack
Cuisine Scottish
Servings 24
Calories 122 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F
  • Soften the butter making sure it doesn't get too warm and oily
  • Blend in the sugar until evenly mixed
  • Mix the salt into the flour
  • Cut the flour into the butter mixture a little at a timeĀ 
  • Keep adding and cutting in the flour until it starts to form a dough
  • Gather the dough into a ball
  • Remove from the bowl and knead for 10 minutes
  • Roll into a square about 9 x 9 inches making sure the edges are the same thickness as the middle
  • Prick with a fork
  • Place on a baking tray and bake for 45 minutes or until the edges just start to turn golden
  • Slice into cookies while still warm, but leave on the tray to cool

Nutrition Facts per serving

Calories: 122kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 1gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 116mgPotassium: 13mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 236IUCalcium: 4mgIron: 1mg

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

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