English Shortbread

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by truebrit

I've been making this shortbread for years. It's easy and quick to make, with only three ingredients. when I serve it at gatherings, someone always requests the recipe!

Top Review by Weewah

It is the real thing - EXCELLENT RECIPE. (I did use some vanilla though)
I put parchment paper on a sheet pan and once I had the dough pressed out pretty well, covered the dough in plastic wrap and went over it with a rolling pin to make the top of the shortbread very smooth (the dough will stick if you don't use plastic wrap). If you score the shortbread at this time, you can cut it when warm and it makes for perfect edges and perfect placement of your tine marks. Makes very pretty cookies! (ok - I'm anal, lol)
I think chopped walnuts or pecans pressed into the top before baking would be delicious.
Next time!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Mix the butter and sugar together until light and creamy.
  3. Gradually work in the flour (Mixture will be crumbly).
  4. Press mixture into a greased 9" x 13" pan.
  5. Prick all over with a fork (Dip fork in some flour before pricking shortbread).
  6. Sprinkle with a teaspoon of sugar (Optional).
  7. Put into oven for about 20 minutes, or until pale golden.
  8. When cool, cut into bars.

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