• Debra Yearwood

    Yum! I’m a huge fan of Scottish shortbread. As soon as I can track down some graham flour and make my home made s’mores, this is next on my list… well, I do have the ingredients for this at home now… 🙂

    • I would have a very hard time deciding which to make first Debra… LOL. But… if you already have the ingredients…. Hum… then go for it. 🙂

      • Debra Yearwood

        I found the flour today, so all will happen. 🙂

        • WOOT, WOOT! can’t wait to hear about it. :-)))

          • Debra Yearwood

            I tried these cookies (well actually my daughter made them) and they were FABULOUS, another great recipe. I’ll post the pictures when I get two minutes. 🙂

          • HAPPY DANCE!!!! I can’t wait to see the pictures. 🙂

  • Oh, I love Scottish shortbread! Had my share of it on a recent trip to Scotland when I visited a shop with wall-to-wall “Walkers”. Your homemade shortbread recipe looks delicious!

    • H Derrick and welcome. Me too. That would have a blast to see and to eat for sure. if you do make this, come back and tell me about it. 🙂

  • Donna Janke

    I love Scottish shortbread. I have a very similar recipe, but I may try this one this year. I only make it at Christmas, but I suppose it would be good at any time of year

    • There are many different variation out there but I love this as a basic recipe Donna. It lends itself nicely to many different flavor combinations. 🙂

  • I copied it. Yummmm!

    • Yep, YUM is the word. I know you’ll love these Glynis. 🙂

  • Lorraine Marie Reguly

    Simple. Just my style when it comes to baking! 😉 I’m going to try it!

  • whilldtkwriter

    Sounds nice and simple! As you are so experienced in baking, do you know what effect would be for using melted butter instead of beating the butter? And just a small nit–maybe insert “cup” in the sugar bulleted item for measurement consistency.

    • Oh gosh, I missed that, Thank you for alerting me to that. It’s now fixed

      That is a good question, Melted butter will not work well in this recipe. Creaming the butter and sugar allows the butter to remain solid until integrated into the dough. Why? This causes bubbles, or air, when baked that will grow larger, giving the shortbread a bit of a rise resulting in that delightful soft crunch we love about shortbread.

  • I like the bit of history behind the shortbread recipe and the petticoat tails. I also found it interesting that you included lavender as one of the add-ins. Love that. So easy to make and yet so good.

    • Thanks Lenie, Lavender shortbread is just the bomb. It adds a bit of whimsy and tastes so good. 🙂

  • I like the sound of this

  • Yum Susan, now you have me craving shortbread. I didn’t know it was so easy to make, that’s great! 🙂 I’ve just checked out your homemade cocoa recipe too, it’s a great idea.

    • Hi Christine, It’s one of those recipes that makes you smile because it’s easy and oh so good. The hot cocoa mix is always in our pantry – a delight to have at any time. Enjoy. 🙂

  • Jacqueline Gum

    Susan, Shortbread is one of my most favorite things ever. I haven’t made it in quite a while…but just looking at these pictures make me so hungry for it! I agree that the quality of the butter makes all the difference. I used to make a special trip to the diary co-op when I made shortbread:) I guess I’ll have to drag out the mixer:)

    • Mine too Jacquie, Oh, then you must get that mixer down to make some shortbread, if only to relive the memories… and to eat of course. 😀 enjoy. 🙂

  • Catarina Alexon

    Having lived for 15 years in London I’m almost a Londoner. And shortbread is part of that concept. Love them!

    • How cool it that Catarina, I do like London. I’ll bet there were some really great shortbreads for you to enjoy while you lived there. 🙂

  • Making a note on my calendar to be the first person to show up at your house next New Year’s day. 🙂 These look delicious!

    • Hi Meredith, They really are that. I’ll save a spot for you… LOL.

  • HomeJobsbyMOM

    Great recipe Susan! And the best part is I always have those ingredients on hand 🙂

    • It’s a fun one to make too Kyrstle. Have fun with this one. 🙂