A yummy, melt-in-your mouth, cinnamon spiced spin on the traditional Scottish cookies.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, brown sugar, white sugar and cinnamon. Cut in the butter until the mixture is like fine crumbs. Pack the crumbs into a ball, then knead by hand until smooth. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out into an 8 inch circle. Place the circle on a baking sheet, and slice into 16 wedges. Leave the circle intact.

  • Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the center has set. Cut the circle into wedges again while it is still warm, and transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Nutrition Facts

99 calories; protein 1.1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 10.8g 4% DV; fat 5.9g 9% DV; cholesterol 15.3mg 5% DV; sodium 41.8mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2007
These were great! I made 1 batch to see what they'd be like and about a half an hour later my Grandemother asked me to make more! My Grandma is notoriously picky so when she asked for more I knew they were a hit! Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/25/2004
pretty good...easy to make...I pressed the dough into a rectangle on the cooky sheet & cut into small rectangles...a good "not to sweet" treat...recipe doesn't make very many Read More
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43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2007
These were great! I made 1 batch to see what they'd be like and about a half an hour later my Grandemother asked me to make more! My Grandma is notoriously picky so when she asked for more I knew they were a hit! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/25/2004
pretty good...easy to make...I pressed the dough into a rectangle on the cooky sheet & cut into small rectangles...a good "not to sweet" treat...recipe doesn't make very many Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/08/2009
These are pretty good! I added some nutmeg a splash of vanilla and a pinch of salt. Nice flavor. It could have been a wee bit sweeter perhaps? One of those feelings that something is missing. Not sure but they are pretty good the way they are. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2008
It turned out perfect! I love the "melt-in-your-mouth" texture and my colleagues thought I bought them from stores. Agree with the other reviewer that its not really spiced though can consider adding more spice to it. I added All Spice and a little bit of cinnamon and it tastes great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2004
I made it and it disappeard at the speed of light! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2009
These are devine - first shortbread I could get to work - I made mine with whole wheat flour. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2010
This was sooo yummy both my 6 year old and myself couldn't keep hands off. A couple of things... first when I mixed it up I thought it was a bad recipe because it was dry and crumbly for me no way I could roll this out but then I pressed it in a round pan and it baked up beautifully and it was so yum. Make sure and bake it long enough it tastes better to me a bit crunchy even though I am a lover of soft cookies. This serving size is a little bit ridiculous. 16 slices of this and a mouse would enjoy one slice. ha ha. So plan on eating 2 skinny slices at once! I will try whole wheat flour next time. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/12/2004
This was nice shortbread but did not taste particularly "spiced" to me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2008
Just made these and they taste delicious! The dough was sturdy enough too for cutting into shapes which was nice and after baking they were not crumbly like so many shortbread recipes. Didn't make much though so may be a good one to double. Read More
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