Scottish Shortbread

Scottish Shortbread


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About this recipe: This is the most basic biscuit recipe ever! Real butter and brown sugar give it an irresistible flavour.


Serves: 24 

  • 455g (2 cups) butter
  • 220g (1 cup) brown sugar
  • 560g (4½ cups) plain flour, or as needed

Prep:25min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Preheat oven to 160 C.
  2. Cream butter and brown sugar together in a bowl. Add 375g (3 cups) to 470g (3¾ cups) flour. Mix well.
  3. Sprinkle board with the remaining flour. Knead mixture for 5 minutes, adding enough flour to make a soft dough. Roll to 1cm thickness. Cut into 8cm x 2.5 cm strips. Prick with a fork and place on ungreased baking trays.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

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