This Buttery Scottish Shortbread Recipe Melts in Your Mouth (3 Ingredients) by 30Seconds Food

This Buttery Scottish Shortbread Recipe Melts in Your Mouth (3 Ingredients)

If you're a shortbread lover, then we have great news for you. You don't need a plane ticket to Scotland to enjoy their famous Scottish shortbread! This easy Scottish shortbread recipe has just three ingredients and is baked in a round casserole dish or tart pan. It's so easy!

Scottish shortbread is firm, yet tender. This buttery Scottish shortbread recipe simply melts in your mouth. Here's what you will need to make this low-sodium dessert recipe: flour, sugar and butter. That's it! Before you know it, you'll be enjoying a wedge of shortbread with your next cup of coffee or tea.

Serve this easy cookie treat for dessert after dinner or as a snack with milk anytime you have a craving for something simple and sweet!

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Cuisine: Scottish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 to 40 minutes
Total Time: 40 to 50 minutes
Servings: 16


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Recipe Notes

  • You can add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract or almond extract or your favorite baking extract to the batter, if desired.
  • If you want the shortbread to be gluten-free, use gluten-free flour.
  • You will need two shallow round baking dishes or tart pans for this recipe. You can cut this recipe in half, if you prefer.
  • Store shortbread in an airtight container.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and sugar. 
  2. Using a pastry blender or two forks, cut the butter into the flour-sugar mixture. Keep working the dough until it forms a ball. Divide the dough into two equal portions.
  3. Press each half of the mixture into a shallow round baking dish or tart pan. Prick the surface of the dough all over with a fork. 
  4. Bake in a preheated 325-degree F oven for about 30 to 40 minutes or until it is light brown. 
  5. Cut into triangles and allow to cool. Sprinkle with additional granulated sugar, if desired.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 176

Total Fat: 11.7g

Saturated Fat: 7.3g

Cholesterol: 31mg

Sodium: 2mg

Total Carbohydrate: 16.3g

Dietary Fiber: 0.5g

Total Sugars: 3.2g

Protein: 1.9g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 6mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 22mg

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Elisa Schmitz
That's it? Wow! So easy, I can't believe it. And, so so yum!
Ann Marie Patitucci
I never knew it could be so easy! I can't wait to try this!
I absolutely love this recipe...

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