Kittencal's Scotch Shortbread Bars

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

These shortbread bars is one of my all-time favorite recipes... I find that baking shortbread in a baking pan somehow produces a flakier, richer cookie...I'm sure you will enjoy these as much as we do.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare an ungreased 11 x 7-inch baking pan.
  3. In a mixing bowl cream butter and sugar well.
  4. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  5. Spread into a prepared ungreased baking pan.
  6. Prick well several times with a fork.
  7. Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until the edges just begin to brown.
  8. Remove from oven the dust with more icing sugar.
  9. Cool on wire rack.
  10. Cut into bars.
Most Helpful

5 5

Delicious and buttery shortbread! I added 1.5 tsp vanilla and baked 24 minutes in an 8x8 dark metal pan. I let sit in the pan for about 10 minutes before I flipped it onto a rack to cool. I used this recipe to make shortbread jam bars.. I cut in half and spread warm jam to make a "sandwich." I then topped with a sugar cookie glaze. Indulgent!

Wonderful recipe! I doubled the recipe and lightly pressed in into a 13x9 pan. I also mixed in some dried cranberries, orange zest and pecans for a delicious tangy twist. Five stars!!!!!!!

5 5

I have to double the recipe just to have enough to pack in my husbands' lunch the next day.....excellent recipe!! Thanks!