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Scottish Shortbread III

Scottish Shortbread III

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    50 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 15 m
Lesley Lombardo

Lesley Lombardo

My mother is from Scotland and this is her authentic Scottish shortbread recipe. It makes bars, not cookies!

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  • Calories:
  • 175 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 10.4 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.8g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. Cream butter and sugar with mixer. Add flour and mix with a wooden spoon. Use hands to thoroughly mix.
  3. Press into a jelly roll pan. Prick to bottom all over with a fork being sure the fork hits the bottom and the pricks are close together.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to 300 and continue to bake for 40 minutes more. Wait 2 minutes then cut into finger size bars. Cool thoroughly in pan.
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Reviews

JESSYMESSY
139

JESSYMESSY

1/25/2004

Great recipe - much like my grandmothers. I reduced the flour by 1 cup and added 1/2 tsp vanilla. Turned out less crumbly - just perfect!!

HOODOORIDER
93

HOODOORIDER

1/25/2004

This is it!! I LOVE this recipe. Easy and delicious. I've been buying shortbread cookies (bar style) from a cottage industry for years just because I didn't have the recipe. This is it exactly. I had to decrease the baking time by 5 minutes, and wondered about pan size. 10" x 15" is perfect. Thanks so much!!!!

KAY GROGG
91

KAY GROGG

1/25/2004

My husband's golf shop had a Christmas Open House. Our theme was "Scottish". We had a bagpiper who is currently the world after winning a competition in Scotland. I made this shortbread and he said it was the best he had ever eaten! He took a plate of it home with him. There was also a couple from England. They agreed it was the best they had ever eaten. Easy to make and it got rave reviews from our guests.

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