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Simple Scotch Shortbread

Total time 45 mins
Yield Makes 35 bars


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

How to Make It

  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.