Scottish Brown Sugar Shortbread

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Fitness Guru

Very light and flavourful shortbread. This is such a simple recipe you will be surprised that it tastes so yummy. The real trick is using brown sugar and real butter. I have made this with and without the vanilla and I enjoy it either way. This recipe is a staple in my recipe library.

Top Review by Mrs.Muffins

What's great about this recipe is that I almost always have all the ingredients on hand so when I get a craving for something sweet, I can just whip these up! Thanks so much they were great!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Cream butter and brown sugar and vannilla (optional).
  3. Add 3 to 3 3/4 cups flour. Mix well.
  4. Sprinkle board with the remaining flour. Knead for 5 minutes, adding enough flour to make a soft dough.
  5. Roll to 1/2 inch thickness. Press out shapes or cut into 3x1 inch strips. Prick with fork and place on ungreased baking sheets.
  6. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 20 to 25 minutes.

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