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    Scottish Shortbread Cookies

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    35 mins

    10 mins

    25 mins

    Vseward (Chef~V)'s Note:

    This is a great recipe for light and flaky cookies! My family loves them. I like to have one with a cup of coffee....

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 48

    Yield:

    dozen

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
    2. 2
      Cream butter and brown sugar. Add 3 to 3 3/4 cups flour. Mix well.
    3. 3
      Sprinkle board with the remaining flour. Knead for 5 minutes, adding enough flour to make a soft dough.
    4. 4
      Roll to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut-out with cookie cutter. Prick with fork and place on ungreased baking sheets.
    5. 5
      Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 10, 2012

      55

      How did I forget to rate this after all this time! One word - YUM! No eggs (good for me) and easy. Thanks for posting!

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    • on December 09, 2007

      55

      WOW! Despite the positive reviews, I also didn't expect much from such a simple recipe when I picked it, but figured it was so simple it was worth a shot. I was pleasantly surprised! It took about 3/34 to 4 cups of flour, plus the flour on the kneading board, to get this dough to a consistency that could be cut and transferred to cookie sheets. I used half salted butter and half unsalted butter; next time I will use all salted butter as I did feel the cookies needed that little extra oomph. I will also probably use a little more brown sugar, maybe a 1/4 cup, but that's my personal preference as I would like them just a little sweeter when I serve them at my office Christmas party. However, the amount of sugar in the recipe does produce a very nice shortbread cookie that is perfect with coffee. This recipe gets five stars for being easy and delicious, the best of everything!!!

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    • on May 07, 2007

      55

      These cookies are tender & delicious! I love the almost-carmelized flavor that the brown sugar brings. I cut the recipe in half; used salted butter and liked that tiny hint of salt with the sweet. I meant to add a bit of my homemade vanilla-rum extract, but forgot; next time! Thank you so much, Chef Vseward!

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    Nutritional Facts for Scottish Shortbread Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (25 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 48

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 127.8
     
    Calories from Fat 70
    54%
    Total Fat 7.7 g
    11%
    Saturated Fat 4.8 g
    24%
    Cholesterol 20.3 mg
    6%
    Sodium 69.0 mg
    2%
    Total Carbohydrate 13.4 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    1%
    Sugars 4.4 g
    17%
    Protein 1.3 g
    2%

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