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

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!

~heidi~ September 21, 2008

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!!!!!!!

janettaylor6 April 08, 2008

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

parkerjunkmail February 02, 2011