Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 mins

My grandmother brought this recipe with her from Scotland and always served it at the holidays (or whenever we wanted a special treat). I've translated her measurements into U.S. but the recipe is the same.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat over to 350°.
  2. Mix all ingredients by hand for the proper texture, except the sugar.
  3. Roll out cookie dough to about 1/4-inch thick and cut out using your favorite cookie shapes.
  4. Pierce top of cookies with fork and decorate with colored sugar or sprinkle with regular granulated sugar.
  5. Bake for about 8 minutes or until light brown around the edges.


Most Helpful

THis is my first try at any shortbread cookie - in my search for the ultimate 'Panera' like shortbread. I found the texture of these to be close - I think where they 'miss the mark' is on sweetness. Still enjoyed with a glass of milk! If you have any suggestions - I'd love to hear them.

sun10down August 21, 2009

This recipe was great - we actually made this recipe - dropped the dough in balls - indented the tops and filled with black berry jam - the shortbread was wonderful. When cooled we top with Lemon icing. Excellent!

michele00 December 16, 2004

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