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Scottish Shortbread I

"The perfect shortbread."
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Ingredients

servings 115 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 dozen)

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Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and the sugar. Slowly add the flour and salt, mixing well. Roll out dough with a rolling pin until it is 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters. Place on cookie sheet and prick with a fork.
  3. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes, or until light brown at the edges.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 115 calories; 7.8 g fat; 10.4 g carbohydrates; 1.2 g protein; 20 mg cholesterol; 79 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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WOW!!! I added just a touch of vanilla extract and creamed my butter and sugar for a very long time as suggested in other reviews and the dough came out feeling like silk. Melt in your mouth co...

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Not the best, could've been better. You're setting yourself up for a fall if you say it's the best and I expect it to be the best and it doesn't compare to competition.

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WOW!!! I added just a touch of vanilla extract and creamed my butter and sugar for a very long time as suggested in other reviews and the dough came out feeling like silk. Melt in your mouth co...

I wish I could give this recipe 10 stars! I've never made shortcake cookies before, but I had a craving for them and I already had everything on hand. These are so much better and homemade tasti...

Not the best, could've been better. You're setting yourself up for a fall if you say it's the best and I expect it to be the best and it doesn't compare to competition.

My 7yr old daughter and I made this in less than 10 min. I have been searching for this reciepe for years. This is the same cookie that they sold for 10 cents, back in high school (peanut butter...

This is an excellent recipe. I love that it has so few ingredients, and is so easy, yet so delicious! I am so happy to have found it. The only thing I changed is, I added 2 tsp. of vanilla, and ...

Exactly what shortbread should taste like! If you want a bit more crunchy shortbread, it takes much longer to bake but is delicious no matter what. Sprinkle sugar on the top for extra flavor.

I baked these for Thanksgiving, using a maple leaf cookie cutter, and drizzled a powdered sugar/milk mixture over it (colored in fall colors of course). I took them to my Aunt's house, and they ...

really melts in your mouth! absolutely amazing cookies!

Very good recipe. I tend to like sweeter cookies so I sprinkled the top with sugar before baking. Very happy with the result! Thank you!