Simple Scotch Shortbread

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Total: 45 Minutes


2 cups butter
1 cup sugar
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 375°. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating until mixture is smooth; add flour, beating until dough forms a ball.

2. Press dough into a 14- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan with floured hands.

3. Bake at 375° for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Cut immediately into 35 (2-inch) bars. Sprinkle with 2 Tbsp. sugar, if desired.


Rachel Reed, Del Mar Beach, California,

October 2009
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