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    Uncle Bill's Scotch Shortbread Cookies

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    30 mins

    10 mins

    20 mins

    William (Uncle Bill) Anatooskin's Note:

    I have been making these cookies for over 50 years. The recipe was given to me by my Nana who came to Canada from England just after the First World War.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    cookies

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. 2
      In a large mixing bowl, sift flour with baking powder and salt.
    3. 3
      In a separate mixing bowl, mix together butter, sugar and almond extract; beat until very light and fluffy.
    4. 4
      Combine butter mixture with flour and mix by hand until dough is very smooth.
    5. 5
      If dough is too hard to handle, refrigerate for about 1/2 hour to chill.
    6. 6
      Form dough into 1 inch balls.
    7. 7
      Place dough balls on ungreased cookie sheets.
    8. 8
      Flatten to desired thickness, about 1/4 inch thick using the bottom of a drinking glass preferably with a pattern on the bottom.
    9. 9
      Bake in preheated 350 F oven for 20 minutes or until light golden brown.
    10. 10
      DO NOT OVERBAKE.
    11. 11
      Store cookies in a container with lid.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 15, 2008

      55

      Well I should never have made these cookies, dh and me can't stop eating them.. I truly loved the whipped shortbread cookies,however; the almond extract in the scotch shortbread cookies and extra butter just blasted them off the planet.. p.S thanks uncle bill for your reponse to my question. Nita

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    • on May 18, 2008

      55

      These are incredible! I've been searching for my idea of the ultimate shortbread cookie and this is it. I have always made my cookies with icing sugar and cornstarch. They are excellent and I love them but they aren't my dream shortbread lol. These are! One thing I did differently though was to dip the bottom of my glass in sugar before pressing down on the cookies. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe!

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    • on December 07, 2007

      55

      These are the most amazing cookies I have ever eaten.I made them for christmas I got so many complements. A+

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    Nutritional Facts for Uncle Bill's Scotch Shortbread Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (2323 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 244.0
     
    Calories from Fat 139
    57%
    Total Fat 15.5 g
    23%
    Saturated Fat 9.7 g
    48%
    Cholesterol 40.6 mg
    13%
    Sodium 165.4 mg
    6%
    Total Carbohydrate 24.2 g
    8%
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    2%
    Sugars 8.4 g
    33%
    Protein 2.3 g
    4%

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