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Scotch Shortbread (VRP 012)

Scotch Shortbread (VRP 012)

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Scottish Shortbread Cookies


This one doesn’t state the baking temperature but most Scottish shortbread recipes are normally baked at 325 degrees.

I am not sure why the recipe states to cut into shapes and the at the end state to cut the cookies while warm. Anyone?


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Scotch Shortbread Recipe

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Scotch Shortbread


  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shortening, soft
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar


  1. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt
  2. Cream sugar and shortening in a separate bowl
  3. Add sugar mixture to the flour mixture
  4. Chill until easy to handle
  5. On lightly floured board roll cookie dough 1/2 inch thickness
  6. Cut into shapes
  7. ___ ungreased cookie sheet
  8. If preferred pat unchilled dough into 9" x 9" x 2" pan
  9. Cut while warm

Scotch Shortbread

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Sunday 4th of July 2021

Cut into Shapes OR press dough into a 9x9x2 pan...You would cut the shortbread baked in the pan into desired squares while still warm in the pan, so that they can be easily separated once cooled. It's a crumbly mess if you try to cut shortbread once completely cooled.

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