Scottish Brown Sugar Shortbread

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by foodtvfan

A melt-in-your mouth, first prize winning recipe from a Scottish Mother, and published in Taste of Home magazine. This shortbread also won a red ribbon at a fair. Easy to make with only three ingredients; butter, brown sugar and flour. I use a plastic quilt ruler, that I keep just for baking, to measure out the dough strips. Instead of the ruler, you could make a pattern from wax paper or a plastic lid to get all your cookies a nice even size. Makes a wonderful gift for any occasion.

Top Review by ImPat

This was very much enjoyed, I worked it out to 60 servings (biscuits/cookies) to make the sugar content under 5g (came out about 3g) which meant DM and myself could have a little indulgence with our cuppa. In making them this size (about 1 x 2 inches) they took 12 minutes to cook in a fan forced oven. Thank you foodtvfan for a different shortbread recipe. Made for Please Review My Recipe Tag Game.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar.
  2. Add 3-3/4 cups flour; mix well.
  3. Sprinkle a board with some of the remaining flour.
  4. Place butter/sugar/flour mixture on the floured board. Knead for 5 minutes, adding enough of the remaining flour to make a soft, non-sticky dough.
  5. Roll dough to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into three-inch by one-inch strips.
  6. Place strips one inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Use a fork on a slight angle and prick each strip six times.
  7. Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 to 25 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned.

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