Scottish Shortbread I

The perfect shortbread.

Original recipe makes 2 dozen


1 cup butter
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 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 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters. Place on cookie sheet and prick with a fork.
  3. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes, or until light brown at the edges.


Calories: 115 kcal
Carbohydrates: 10.4 g
Cholesterol: 20 mg
Fat: 7.8 g
Fiber: 0.3 g
Protein: 1.2 g
Sodium: 79 mg