Total Time
1hr
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is the best, but don't tell my grandma! She and my mom compete about who has the best shortbread--my vote goes to my mom. I love this stuff, it's so dense yet it melts in your mouth at the same time. It brings me back to my childhood.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and knead until well blended and a soft dough forms (I just use my hands to blend it all together.takes a little work, you can use a wooden spoon if you like).
  3. Pat dough into a 9x13-inch baking dish and puncture with fork about every inch.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes.
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Another 5 star! I guess your momma & granny are gonna have to duke it out a little longer cause I can't decide which one's better! We made both recipes today to compare. This was DH's favorite of the two. I liked that it made a little thicker cookie & a larger quantity. I used my KA mixer to whip up the dough & it was ready in a flash (even with my 3 yr old helping measure the flour! ;)). The only thing I would note is that this recipe was baked (slightly over-baked actually) in 37 minutes. Thank you, Kelly, for sharing your family's recipes with us. We really enjoyed our shortbread making day! :) Made for Fall 2009 Pick A Chef. You were adopted! :) http://www.recipezaar.com/bb/viewtopic.zsp?t=310505