Scotch Shortbread Cookies

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Buttery and sweet, they melt in your mouth. My mother would use this recipe to make her Christmas Cookies. I think they are very special anytime especially with a cup of tea.

Preparation time: 40 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes

Serves: 16

Dietary guidance: v 

Tags: cookies · shortbread · scotch ·


2 cups Sifted All-Purpose Flour
¼ tsp Baking Powder
¼ tsp Salt
1 cup Butter (room temperature)
½ cup Confectioner’s Sugar


Work with spoon until creamy. With hands shape into rolls. Wrap in aluminum foil and refrigerate until cool, about 30 minutes. Slice ¼ inch off or roll out and cut, then bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 10 minutes at 360 degrees.

Variation: Christmas Pinwheels:
Make two batches of shortbread dough. Separate one batch in half. Add a few drops of red food dye to one half and green food dye to the other. Mix well, shape into a ball. Refrigerate. When cool roll out half of the plain and the red dough into approximately the same shape. Place the red on top of the plain and roll up into a log. Refrigerate again if necessary, it is easier to cut when cool. Cut the roll into 1/4 inch slices, bake for 10 minutes in the 350 degree oven.


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