Scottish Shortbread

WARNING: These cookies are extremely addicting!! :) 
During the holidays my siblings and I all gather at my parents house and catch up with each other, eat lots of great food, drink lots of good wine, and eat lots of great food...did I say that yet? I swear I end up gaining like 10lbs from all the sweets over the holidays. Probably doesn't help that I bake all of the sweets for each gathering and the chef has got to taste to make sure they're good! So this past Thanksgiving I decided to bake my addicting shortbread cookies among other things and share the recipe and pictures with you. You will be surprised how easy this recipe is- I think the only bad thing about this recipe is rolling the dough out. It's a little time consuming, but if you have kids- they love to help! These cookies seem to just melt in your mouth and leave you with this sweet savory taste which makes you want more. My mouth is watering just thinking about them! So click below to get the recipe and see more pictures.

Scottish Shortbread Cookies
  • 1 cup butter (not margarine- it must be butter)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cream butter than gradually add sugar
Blend in dry ingredients.
Roll dough out to 1/4 inch thick or however thick you want the cookies on a floured surface.(I use a lot of flour on the counter and even flour the roller and the top of the dough to prevent sticking) 
Cut with cookie cutters or into squares with a knife. 
Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden.
Yields-4 dozen cookies.

I used these cute little fall leaves and acorn cookie cutters I found in my moms kitchen. Christmas is coming up fast and I've got many goodies to cook-14 dozen of my previously posted Chocolate Chip Cookies, Oreo truffles, Pumpkin Cookies, Pretzel candies, and many other good things. I can't wait to post the Oreo truffle recipe- I know you all will love it! 

I hope you all enjoy this recipe! If you do try let me know what you think! I'd love to know if other people think they're as good as my family does. We're part Scottish so we love shortbread cookies- would like to know what you think!

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! Stay warm :)


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