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Scotch Shortbread

Scotch Shortbread

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SueSmo79

My best friend in high school's mom made this for me when I had my first overnight stay in a hospital. I loved it so much that I made it whenever I got the chance. When we lived overseas, my mom had to limit the number of times I could make it because butter was so expensive. Now it's part of my Christmas baking. Very rich and good!

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  • Calories:
  • 267 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 15.6 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.3g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 109 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. Mix flour, butter, and 1/2 cup sugar together in a bowl using your hands until dough is well combined. Press dough into an ungreased 11 1/2x 7 1/2-inch pan or jelly roll pan. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are light brown, 20 to 30 minutes. Cut shortbread into squares in the pan while still warm. Cool completely before removing squares from pan.
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Reviews

BigShotsMom
16
6/13/2013

Very nice shortbread. Rich and buttery. I do question the instruction to mix the ingredients by hand. The probability, in my opinion, is that would lead to overworking it and making it tough.

evahavens
2
6/22/2014

This turned out very well, I added in a little bit of lemon extract by accident, so I evened it out with a bit of vanilla extract as well and i feel like it added a nice flavor flair to what is already a delicious recipe.

kc
0
11/20/2014

Warning - These cookies are absolutely irresistible! We made cookie balls instead of making the bar version. It made 2 dozen cookies. Two of my daughters & I ate all of them that evening. My husband & son didn't even know about them. Well, until the girls bragged about how amazing they were.