Scottish Shortbread Cookies 

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes



  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp sugar


Preheat your oven to 350ºF and grease a 8-inch round cake pan.

Place the butter, powdered sugar, salt, and all-purpose flour in a food processor and pulse the mixture until a smooth and sticky dough forms.

Press the dough into the pan and score into 16 wedges. Sprinkle with the sugar and bake until firm and golden brown, about 35-40 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and let sit 5 minutes. Turn out onto a piece of parchment and cut into wedges. Cool completely before serving.


If you do not have a food processor, mix the ingredients by hand until a smooth dough forms.

Make sure the butter is softened before making the dough.

Perfect Pairing

Serve these Scottish Shortbread Cookies with Granola Stuffed Pears.