Mummu’s Old Fashioned Scottish Shortbread

published by lauralu on Nov 11, 2012

This is a Traditionally Scottish Dessert.
I Have Been Making This Recipe For Thirty Years.
I Give Some as Christmas Gifts Every Year.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F

Cream in a bowl 1 lb of salted butter

Blend in 1 cup of icing sugar

Gradually stir in 4 cups of all purpose white flour.

Knead well to blend in the last of the flour.

Press dough evenly unto an ungreased baking sheet.

I actually use the bottom of my broiling pan.

prick with fork and press fork along edges to make a design

sprinkle with granulated sugar.

bake for about 75 minutes or until the edges are slightly brown.

Cut in bars while still warm but let cool before lifting.

The secret of this is the butter and the low temperature.

You may use sprinkles instead on top and you can roll out the dough

and cut cookie shapes before baking.

I usually just cut in bars or squares

and serve at Christmas and give as gifts

Everyone loves this treat, hope you enjoy.

14 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. # 1 by norlaw
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    Sounds delicious

  2. # 2 by Kharla Jolly
    November 11th, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

    Does this ever sound delicious! My Father’s descendants were from Scotland. Thanks, for sharing another of Mummu’s good recipes.

  3. # 3 by gaby7
    November 11th, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    Absolutely tasty looking!

  4. # 4 by smokychristine
    November 11th, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

    Thanks, Lauralu. It sounds like a great recipe.

  5. # 5 by Molly Girl 822
    November 11th, 2012 at 7:49 pm #

    this recipe rocks!

  6. # 6 by KittyK
    November 11th, 2012 at 10:48 pm #

    This is something I would enjoy and know my family would as well. I will be trying this out later in the week…

  7. # 7 by stephenls
    November 12th, 2012 at 9:10 pm #

    Looks delicious!

  8. # 8 by Eunike
    November 12th, 2012 at 11:52 pm #


  9. # 9 by Lisa Marie Mottert
    November 13th, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

    Looks wonderful and tasty….

  10. # 10 by zaugis
    November 13th, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

    I like this ;)

  11. # 11 by Moses Ingram
    November 13th, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

    Looks delicious.

  12. # 12 by Andi777
    November 22nd, 2012 at 8:09 pm #


  13. # 13 by jennifer eiffel01
    November 24th, 2012 at 8:49 pm #

    Yummy! I will have my mom make these for sure

  14. # 14 by avissado
    November 26th, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    been looking out for a shortbread recipe. Must try it out this season. thanks for the share

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