Scottish Shortbread

Classic, buttery shortbread cookies are perfect with a cup of coffee or tea. Try grinding 1 cup of oats to a powder and using that in place of 1 cup of the flour for a different taste.

Makes: 24 cookiesHands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 40 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Makes: 24 cookies


  • 1 cup salted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup confectioners’ sugar


  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Place baking sheet in freezer to chill.
  • Cream butters and brown sugar. Stir in flour to make a soft dough. Add a little more flour if needed. Knead a few minutes.
  • Roll out to ½ thick on a surface covered with confectioners’ sugar.
  • Cut in rectangles and place on an ungreased baking sheet; bake 20–25 minutes.
  • Cool completely.