Scotland: Shortbread Recipe

The first recipe for shortbread was published by a Scotswoman named Mrs McLintock in 1736, although it’s believed that the biscuit has been around for a lot longer than that! Regardless of it’s history – these biscuits are delicious – and easy to make. In fact, we think the only trouble you’ll have is not eating them all in one go!!

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  • 125g butter, cubed

  • 55g caster sugar

  • 180g flour


  1. Cream the butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl.

  2. Add the flour and continue beating until you have a smooth dough.

  3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll out until 1cm thick.

  4. Cut the dough into fingers and place onto a lined baking tray. Sprinkle with caster sugar and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

  5. Preheat your oven to 180ºc.

  6. Bake in oven for 12 - 15 minutes, until pale golden brown.

  7. Remove from oven and cool on a baking rack.

makes approximately 15 shortbread, prep time: 15 minutes, chill time: 20 minutes, cook time: 15 minutes

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