Scottish Shortbread III

Scottish Shortbread III


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


1 h 15 m servings 175 cals
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Original recipe yields 36 servings



  • 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

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  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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  1. 120 Ratings


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!!

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. ...

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 h...

This is an excellent recipe. I'd lost one that was almost identical and I'm so happy to have found this. The only suggestion I have is that the directions for using your hands to "mix thorough...

I have made one batch of this recipe and I was not impressed. I spoke with my second mom (best friend's Mom) who is Scottish and she laughed at this recipe. Half salted and half unsalted butte...

I read the comments and made this with 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla and 4 cups of flour. I baked it per instructions, but the final time at 300 degrees was 30 minutes instead of 40. I did not h...

I would give this five stars after some additions. I added a touch of vanilla. I halved the recipe,used 1 stick of unsalted butter and 1 stick of salted butter. I also used 1/2 white sugar and 1...

I misplaced my shortbread recipe, so looked thru here and finally found it. This is the one! Both grandparents from Scotland, and Irish son-in-laws demand this cookie every Christmas. It's the...

This was so easy to make (yet looks & tastes like you worked all day!) and they turned out perfectly....the cuts were very clean and nothing crumbled! I sprinkled a small amount of granulated s...