Sunday, September 13, 2015

Scottish Shortbread

I just love Scottish Shortbread cookies and I found this recipe that I made with my kids when they came down for the summer from Chicago. Everyone loved this recipe, so I thought I'd share it.

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min./batch


2 cups butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
4 to 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour


1. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add 3-3/4 cups flour and mix well. Turn onto a floured surface. Knead for 5 minutes, adding enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
2. Roll to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut into 3-in. x 1-in. strips. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. (parchment paper optional) Prick with fork. Bake at 325° for 20-25 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Yield: about 4 dozen.

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