Finding a new cookie recipe that’s both delicious and meaningful is an amazing journey. That’s why I’ve been loving watching baking shows with my husband – we find SO MANY wonderful new recipes we have to look up, try, and enjoy.
And it seems like every biscuit week on our favorite baking show, someone is making some Scottish shortbread. It’s crumbly, buttery, and melts in your mouth. And adding in various flavors can be quite the adventure! Even so, it’s a delicious traditional Scottish recipe that should be enjoyed. So let’s enjoy it!
How to Make Scottish Shortbread
Now, while it looks like a simple enough recipe, remember that just because it looks simple doesn’t mean it’s easy to master. In fact, my experience with “simple” looking recipes is this: it’s easy to get them right the first time or two.
Then, suddenly, you realize all of the ways it can go wrong – and you start learning how to get it right each time (and you make a ton of batches that just don’t turn out right!).
In any case, start simple. Then you can start adding in more flavors, experiment with reverse creaming (mixing the flour and butter together first), or however else you want to try things.
- 2 sticks butter room temperature
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 cups flour
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add in flour and beat until just combined.
- Place dough in a zip-top bag and allow to chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
- Place dough on a floured surface and roll out until ½ inch thick.
- Using a round cookie cutter, cut out cookies and place on an ungreased baking sheet.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until cookies are a light golden brown.
Serving Size1 cookie
Amount Per Serving Calories 86 Total Fat 5g Saturated Fat 3g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 2g Cholesterol 14mg Sodium 41mg Carbohydrates 9g Fiber 0g Sugar 4g Protein 1g
This Shortbread is Amazing! Enjoy.
Got your biscuits baking or cooling? Amazing. Pretty soon you’ll have some delicious, melt-in-your-mouth goodness to enjoy.
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Finish the Experience:
- Need some dinner before you enjoy those crumbly biscuits? Make this easy minced beef and tatties and go all-out Scottish on your meal today!
- Or if stew is more your style, here’s the perfect Scottish beef stew recipe.
- Perhaps you’re in a pastry mode? Awesome! Make a traditional Scottish meat pie and enjoy the calories. They’re worth it!
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- Or if you’d rather have any of a variety of easy sugar cookie recipes, that’s another great option, too.