Scotch Shortbread (Uses Rice Flour and Berry Sugar)

"My mom has made this for years. It is delicious. Tender and buttery."
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24 cookies




  • Cream butter slightly.
  • Blend berry sugar into slightly creamed butter.
  • In a separate bowl, combine all purpose flour and rice flour.
  • Mix about 2 cups of the flour mixture into the butter/sugar mixture.
  • Knead the other 2 cups of flour mixture inches.
  • Roll out onto a lightly floured board, making dough about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Cut into circles or shapes of your choices.
  • Bake at 275 until very lightly golden brown.
  • (Baking time will vary depending on oven. Probably between 20-30 minutes).

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  1. waynejohn1234
    The very best shortbread and amazed this has not been reviewed. My mum used this recipe and I do too - always turns out. The combination of berry sugar (very fine sugar) and the rice flour is the key to the texture and taste. Highly recommend this recipe if directions are followed as written. Thanks and thanks again for putting this in print.
  2. Lynz79
    I made these today and they turned out perfect! I have missed having real melt in your mouth short bread cookies.


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