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Gloria's Scottish Shortbread

User Rating 4 Star Rating (3 Reviews)


I can always make shortbread as I always have flour, sugar and butter on hand in my kitchen.

Shortbread tastes great with a cup of tea.

Photo © 2009 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Gloria says the secret to making good shortbread is mixing the ingredients with your fingers.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes


  • 5 cups flour, measured after sifting
  • 1 cup (plus) sugar
  • 1 pound (2 cups) butter, cold, no substitutions


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Put flour and sugar in large bowl. Cut or grate butter into same bowl. Mix with fingers until resembles bread crumbs. Pat evenly in a 10x15-inch baking sheet with sides. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until light brown. Remove from oven and sprinkle with sugar. Cut into 2-inch squares while still hot and soft. Cool completely in pan. Store in airtight container.

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