Best Scottish Shortbread Recipe

Thursday, August 10th, 2017 - Cake Recipe

Best Scottish Shortbread Recipe – This was my Great-great Grandmother’s recipe for Scottish Shortbread. It has been been modified very little. My grandmother started using icing sugar in the 1960’s- was easier to blend and makes a lighter cookie. You will NOT be disappointed!

Best Scottish Shortbread Recipe

Best Scottish Shortbread Recipe


The recipe has been passed down for generations. Every year my grandmother would makes tins and tins of these- every one in the immediate family- and some of the not so immediate-would get a tin of her famous home made shortbread at Christmas. There a re a zillion calories in these- but they are just to die for!

Grandma Brown’s Scottish Shortbread Cookies
1 Cup Corn Starch
1 Cup Rice flour
1 Cup All Purpose Flour
! Cup Icing Sugar
1 lb butter ( yes- you are reading correctly- a whole pound of butter! )
optional- 1tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 325F.
Blend the dry ingredients into the softened butter. ( I used a food processor to blend with no problems)

Spread the batter into 2 pie plates or rectangular 9×13 pan.

Bake for 20 -25 mins- check often and remove from oven when golden or pale brown. Prick with fork all over surface. Cut when still warm ( the shortbread get very hard and will be impossible to cut when cooled).
Store in cool dry place .

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