Scottish Shortbread Cookies

These 3-Ingredient Scottish Shortbread Cookies come from an old family recipe that has been passed down for generations!

 Prep Time 15 minutes

 Cook Time 20 minutes

 Cooling Time 30 minutes

 Total Time 35 minutes

 Servings 20 cookies

 Calories 138.6 kcal


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • ½ cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour not sifted


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats and set aside.
  2. Place all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix with an electric mixer until completely combined and dough forms.
  3. Roll out dough on a floured surface (to about ¼-inch thickness, or slightly thicker).
  4. Use cookie cutters, biscuit cutters, or a pizza slicer to cut out shapes. Place shapes on prepared baking sheets. Pierce with a fork.
  5. Bake 20 minutes or until just lightly browned.
  6. Cool on a wire rack.

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