"He who distinguishes the true savor of his food can never be a glutton; he who does not cannot be otherwise."--Henry David Thoreau

Scotch Shortbread Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:


This recipe for Scotch Shortbread, by , is from Mom's Recipes, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!

Cindy Odell


Preheat over to 350

3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) real butter - do not substitute
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 cups flour (all purpose)

Possible additions:
Ghiardelli mini chocolate chips
Hershey's Cinnamon Chips
Heath Chips
Dried fruit -- cranberries, cherries etc

You could also lightly sprinkle coarse colored sugar on each.

Cream the butter and sugar.
Stir in flour until well mixed.

If the dough is too crumbly, add 1 -2 additional tablespoons of butter (very soft or melted). Some brands of butter just seem to need this little extra to make the dough workable and the cookies tender.

Roll or pat the dough to 1/4" thickness. Cut out circles approximately 6". Place onto cookies sheet. Cut circles into wedges. (I use pizza cutter) Push the wedges apart just a hair for more even baking.

Bake 20 minutes at 350

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe came from our friend Dwyne Patrick.
I have made these by hand and in my KitchenAid stand mixer using the batter blade.




Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!


Bookmark and Share




Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!