Scottish Shortbread

Staff Writer
Shortbread Cookies
Shortbread
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Shortbread

Though they aren't in the classic Girl Scout logo shape, these shortbread cookies are as close to their classic Trefoils as you can get. 

12
Servings
209
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cups butter, softened (1 1/2 sticks)
  • 1/3 Cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup finely ground semolina flour

Directions

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. In large bowl, with mixer at low speed, beat butter and 1/3 cup sugar until blended. Increase speed to high and beat until light and creamy, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula.

With hand, mix both kinds of flour into butter mixture just until crumbs form. (Do not overwork dough or shortbread will be tough.) Pat shortbread crumbs into ungreased 9-inch round tart pan with removable bottom or cake pan. With fork, prick dough all over in a decorative pattern. Sprinkle with remaining tablespoon of sugar.

Bake shortbread 1 hour 10 minutes or until lightly browned around the edge. Let cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes.
Remove shortbread from pan to cutting board. While still warm, cut shortbread into 16 wedges. Cool wedges completely on wire rack. Store cookies in tightly covered container up to 1 week.

Bread Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Bread Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
18%
Sugar
7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
7g
36%
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Protein
3g
5%
Carbs
24g
8%
Vitamin A
97µg
11%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.4mg
1.8%
Vitamin K
1µg
1%
Calcium
7mg
1%
Fiber
0.7g
2.8%
Folate (food)
10µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
51µg
13%
Folic acid
24µg
N/A
Iron
0.8mg
4.5%
Magnesium
7mg
2%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
6%
Phosphorus
30mg
4%
Polyunsaturated
0.5g
N/A
Potassium
33mg
1%
Sodium
2mg
N/A
Sugars, added
7g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
9.5%
Trans
0.5g
N/A
Zinc
0.2mg
1.3%

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