Scottish Shortbread

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by C and Ds Mommy

The real thing. I'm a part French, Canadian born girl. I married a Scottish guy. I made this recipe BEFORE I met him!! But if I serve it to my MIL, she just loves it! There is also a "Royal Shortbread" that I make and I will post it another time. It's the same thing with carmel sauce on top then drizzled with melted chocolate. (I think I might go make some now......) There are many ways to make these cookies. The direction I will put down will be the easiest, but you can also roll out the dough and make shapes with cookie cutters, or if you have a terra cotta shortbread pan, the dough can be pressed into that. (These might be available at any kitchen store, not sure, I got mine as a gift. Thanks MIL!!)

Top Review by Scots LassCairo

Glad to have found this delicious crumbly shortbresd. I am sure that my Gran used to make the same recipe, the only difference being that she kneaded the dough for a few minutes on a flat surface. Making Scottish Shortbread is an art, and this recipe is really worth holding on to. I sprinkled my freshly-baked shortbread with a little caster sugar, and in Scotland when we make this for Christmas visitors, we normally dust it lightly with powdery icing sugar, to look like snow!! Thanks for sharing this authentic Scottish recipe!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix all ingredients together until just blended.
  3. Line a 9" X 9" baking pan with foil. Spray lightly with non-stick spray.
  4. Press dough into pan.
  5. Poke with a fork or drag fork across the top to make a pattern.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Remove BEFORE cookie gets browned. It will continue to cook a bit after removal.
  7. Carefully remove from the pan by lifting the foil right out of the pan.
  8. On a flat surface, cut the cookie into small bites sized pieces while it is still hot. If you wait too long, the cookie will only crumble.

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