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Scottish Shortbread Cookies

This simple three-ingredient shortbread cookie recipe makes wonderfully rich, tender cookies. Serve them with fresh berries of the season for a nice, light dessert. You'll get miles of smiles when friends see these at an afternoon tea or a bridal shower. —Marlene Hellickson, Big Bear City, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 pound cold butter, cubed

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Knead dough until smooth, about 6-10 times. Pat dough into an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Pierce with a fork.
  • Bake until lightly browned, 25-30 minutes. Cut into squares while warm. Cool on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 244 calories, 16g fat (10g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 157mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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