Monday, December 8, 2008

Scottish Shortbread

At the request of my husband, I ventured to make Scottish Shortbread this weekend. I found this recipe at allrecipes and really, it couldn't be ANY easier. I couldn't believe how much butter it called for, until of course, I ate a piece. Holy moly!
Scottish Shortbread (from AllRecipes)
Makes about 2 dozen
2 cups (4 sticks) salted butter softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 325. Cream together butter and brown sugar. I dropped these two in the kitchenaid and walked away for a couple of minutes. Too easy! Slowly add 3 1/2 cups flour. Mix well.

Sprinkle rolling surface with the remaining flour. Knead for 5 minutes, adding enough flour to make a soft dough. Roll to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into 3x1 inch strips. Prick with fork and place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 325 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes.

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teg said...

That is quite a buttery recipe! I bet it's tasty though, and so pretty in the snowflake tin. Where'd you get all those cookie tins anyway? :)

Jeni said...

Thank you! You should have grabbed a piece. If you want to try it, let me know and I can bring you one tomorrow. Though I personally like the biscotti better (recipe to come later).

Because of the amount of tins I had to buy, I am ashamed to say, I bought them at Wal-Mart. They're long and narrow and were perfect for biscotti and shortbread.

Heather said...

oh those look so tasty!!! that is a whole bunch of butter, but i'll bet it is sooo sooo delicious!! and beautiful picture, too :)

Stacey Snacks said...

Hi Jeni,
Great photo of the shortbread, it could be in a holiday catalogue!

Haven't visited for a while, hope you are feeling great!

Stacey Snacks

Melanie Busbee said...

Yes that is an EXCELLENT photo!

Katie Barlow said...

Great blog! come check out my holiday cookie list and giveaway!

lpound said...

Ooh... I love shortbread! I usually just buy Walkers seeing as I'm not much of a cook/baker.

ovenhaven said...

The shortbread looks great! I too just resort to buying Walkers, but it's because I've yet to find a specific shortbread recipe that I've liked. With the amount of butter in this recipe, I think this might just be the winner! Thanks for sharing :)

Jeni said...

Thanks everyone. I hope you try and like the recipe. I had some Walker's years ago but it doesn't really stand out in my mind so I can't draw a comparison...

SK said...

I absolutely ADORE shortbread! It looks so elegant, but it is sooooo easy. :) Thanks for posting the recipe!

Kevin said...

Shortbread is so simple and yet so good!

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