Simple Scottish Shortbread

A favorite cookie from Scotland that will melt in your mouth. Delicious with tea!

Yield: 4 dozen


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour


  1. Beat together butter, powdered sugar and vanilla until well blended. Add flour, one cup at a time, to butter mixture.
  2. On a floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4 to 1/2-inch thickness. With a sharp knife, cut dough into 2-inch squares or cut into 1 3/4-inch rounds with a cookie cutter.
  3. Place on an ungreased baking sheet and prick top of cookies with a fork. Bake at 325° for 20 minutes, or until bottoms are golden and tops are light in color. Cool on wire racks. Store in an airtight container.
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