Scottish Shortbread Cookies

Scottish Shortbread Cookies

Cross the pond to the British Isles and enjoy a taste of these Scottish Shortbread Cookies with a spot of tea.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp sugar


  • Preheat your oven to 350ºF and grease a 8-inch round cake pan.
  • Place the butter, powdered sugar, salt, and all-purpose flour in a food processor and pulse the mixture until a smooth and sticky dough forms.
  • Press the dough into the pan and score into 16 wedges. Sprinkle with the sugar and bake until firm and golden brown, about 35-40 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and let sit 5 minutes. Turn out onto a piece of parchment and cut into wedges. Cool completely before serving.


If you do not have a food processor, mix the ingredients by hand until a smooth dough forms.
Make sure the butter is softened before making the dough.

Perfect Pairing

Serve these Scottish Shortbread Cookies with Granola Stuffed Pears.
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