Scottish Cookie Recipes

Get recipes for Scottish shortbread and Empire biscuits in this collection of Scottish cookie recipes with ratings, reviews and baking tips.

Staff Picks

Scottish Shortbread IV

Rating: 4.58 stars
670
This is the most basic cookie recipe there is. Real butter and brown sugar give it an irresistible flavor.

Empire Biscuits

Rating: 4.68 stars
68
This shortbread cookie is a traditional Scottish recipe. These are round cookies sandwiched with jam and topped off with a delicious icing and a cherry.

Scottish Shortbread II

Rating: 4.61 stars
298
Light, very buttery. Does not make a large batch, but are simple enough to make many batches. Recipe does not double well.

Margie's Shortbread Oatmeal Cookies

Rating: 4.38 stars
24
This is our family recipe for shortbread oatmeal cookies, handed down through the Scottish side of the family. There is nothing better. They are definitely not low in fat.

Brown Sugar Spiced Shortbread

Rating: 4 stars
45
A yummy, melt-in-your mouth, cinnamon spiced spin on the traditional Scottish cookies.

Tipperary Biscuits

Rating: 4.29 stars
7
These are a traditional Scottish cookie-very spicy and not too sweet. They are a treat for the grown-ups, too. Wonderful with a nice mug of tea. Yum!

Scottish Shortbread I

Rating: 4.17 stars
87
The perfect shortbread.

Abernathy Biscuits

Rating: 4.13 stars
8
Good rolled cookies.

Scottish Shortbread IV

Rating: 4.58 stars
670
This is the most basic cookie recipe there is. Real butter and brown sugar give it an irresistible flavor.

Scotch Shortbread

Rating: 4.95 stars
43
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!

Scottish Shortbread III

Rating: 4.59 stars
174
My mother is from Scotland and this is her authentic Scottish shortbread recipe. It makes bars, not cookies!

Scotch Shortbread I

Rating: 4.5 stars
10
This recipe uses rice flour.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Caramel Shortbread
Rating: Unrated
45
I got this recipe from a Scottish friend.
Scottish Shortbread, Gluten-Free
Rating: Unrated
5
This is a variation of the traditional shortbread recipe to make it gluten-free.

Burrebrede (Scottish Shortbread)

Rating: 3.95 stars
19

This is a medieval Scottish shortbread recipe. It has been a holiday favorite for my family and friends for years. The shortbread keeps very well in an airtight tin or tightly wrapped in tinfoil.