Fran's Easy Shortbread Bars

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

I received this recipe from a friend. It is by far, the tastiest and the easiest shortbread recipe. It also works very well in moulded shortbread pans. It's the only one I use. Freezes well too.


  1. Cream icing sugar and butter until fluffy.
  2. Combine flours and add to the butter mixture, in small portions.
  3. Turn batter out into a sided 15 x 9 cookie pan or jelly roll pan. Press to the sides and smooth with the back of a spoon.
  4. Score into bars with a sharp knife and prick the surface with a fork. Sprinkle with the 2 tbsp of sugar.
  5. Bake 10 minutes at 350°, then lower the oven to 300°. Bake for 30 - 40 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and immediately cut along the scored lines.
  7. Cool, then store in an airtight container.
Most Helpful

Good, solid basic recipe. Turns out just like on the picture.

rosslare December 22, 2012

Love, love these. The rice flour gives such a nice texture. Thanks for posting.

Marysdottir December 01, 2010

These were buttery rich delicious! I made these in a 13 x 9-inch pan and they baked out well, thank you for sharing Diana!...Kitten:)

Kittencal@recipezazz May 29, 2007