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THE BEST SCOTTISH SHORTBREAD COOKIES EVER! So simple and melt in your mouth delicious!


An authentic Scottish shortbread using just 3 ingredients. Perfection!

Course Cookies
Cuisine Scottish
Author Yvonne @ StoneGable


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 4-6 cups all purpose flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare baking sheets with parchment.

    In a large mixing bowl, cream sugar and butter together on high speed until light and fluffy. Mix in the flour one cup at a time up to 4 cups. Keep beating the mixture on low speed.

    If the mixture is too shaggy add more flour until a soft ball is formed.

    Take the dough and form it into a disc, wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate it for 30 minutes.

    Flour a working surface. Roll the dough out to about 1/4 inch and cut it out with cookie cutters. 

    Bake for 10-12 minutes until slightly golden brown on the bottom.