Basic Scottish Shortbread

Basic Scottish Shortbread


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The classic Scottish shortbread - simple and delicious! Add a little vanilla if you like for a different flavour note.


Serves: 24 

  • 250g butter
  • 1/2 cup (60g) icing sugar
  • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:28min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and the sugar. Slowly add the flour and salt, mixing well. Roll out dough with a rolling pin until it is 5mm thick. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters. Place on baking tray and prick with a fork.
  3. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes, or until light brown at the edges.

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