Pre-heat oven to 325
In work bowl of food processor add butter and sugar. process briefly to cream the butter. Add the vanilla and pulse again. Add the flour 1/2 cup at a time, pulsing to mix. Process to a moderately firm dough.
Spray a shortbread pan (or other flat pan) with non-stick spray. Pat out the dough to a uniform thickness then prick it all over with a fork to break any bubbles.
Bake for about 30 - 35 minutes until lightly browned. Remove and let it cool for about 10 minutes. Place a wooden cutting board on top of the pan and carefully turn the pan and board over. Removing the pan should leave the shortbread on the cutting board. If it sticks try tapping one edge of the pan to release it.
Cut the shortbread into serving sized pieces while it it still warm. Allow cut pieces to cool completely before storing away.
This recipe multiplies nicely by 2 or 3 if you need a larger batch.
Each (1.5 oz) piece contains:
Cals: 178, FatCals: 105, TotFat: 12g
SatFat: 7g, PolyFat: 0g, MonoFat: 3g
Chol: 31mg, Na: 118mg, K: 21mg
TotCarbs: 17g, Fiber: 0g, Sugars: 5g
NetCarbs: 17g, Protein 2g
We make this every Christmas to give as gifts. a fair amount always "disappears" during the process. We write it off as "Quality Control".
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (34g)|
|Recipe Makes: 8 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 105 (60%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 11.7g||16 %|
|Saturated Fat 7.3g||37 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.5g|
|Cholesterol 30.5mg||9 %|
|Sodium 82.1mg||3 %|
|Potassium 23.7mg||1 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 15.6g||5 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0.5g||2 %|
|Sugars, other 15.1g|
|Protein 2.1g||3 %|
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KittybClawsClassic shortbread is always Scottish!3y ago
sbtlmarySomething this simple shouldn't be so delicious!3y ago
LisaMommyJust took this out of the oven. Smells great! Followed the directions exactly, so easy. When I was pricking it with the fork, the batter was sticking to it. Does that happen to anyone else? pthin, just wondering5y ago
Dove7Loved this!!! Whole family enjoys regularly on weekend mornings with coffee, jam, etc. A bit new to this site but will keep watching for more of your recipes! Thanks for sharing!5y ago
Bronwyn74I love this buttery shortbread. So simple to make. Everyone who has tried them has loved them. Make sure to use salted butter. I have tried this with unsalted butter and with vegetable spread and it is not the same. Although with the unsalted butter I probably could have added pinch of salt. If i try it that way again I will update my review. Thank you for a delicious recipe.5y ago
stefenosthis is the classic shortbread recipe; simple, easy and oh so rich and good. thrilled to find an authentic rendition of my favorite cookie.6y ago
Abeautifullie22My cousin mandy made it for my ubcle steve-bobs wedding, it tasted delicious, she sed she used this recipe so i will use it, definately! Avwar uncle steve-bob!6y ago
promfhI checked back to the original recipe card. This calls for only ONE cup of flour. [I made edits to this recipe.]7y ago
Judith1948Okay People......Which is it? 1 CUP OR 4 CUPS OF FLOUR? I really would like to try this recipe...Thank You for your help..7y ago