Granny Hampton's English Shortbread

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

4th generation old recipe from England

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. (Handle this dough as little as possible).
  2. Combine ingredients until it forms a ball.
  3. Roll dough out to 1/2" thick.
  4. Cut into shapes or into wedges and prick with a fork.
  5. Colored sugar may be added for a decorative touch or they can be iced once cooled.
  6. Bake in 300 degree oven for 8-10 minutes- you should not brown this shortbread so watch closely and remove from oven just before they edges turn brown.
  7. No need to grease cookie sheets.


Most Helpful

This didn't turn out for me, I will have to try it again soon. I baked for about 15 min, but the cookies were still very soft, almost not done, even when they cooled they wouldn't harden. The taste was what I hoped for, a real buttery shortbread! Made for Spring PAC 09. thank you for sharing!

MommaEllen April 13, 2009

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