Simple Scotch Shortbread

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Recipe Time

Total: 45 Minutes


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


  1. 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. 2. Press dough into a 14- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan with floured hands.
  3. 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.
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