Thursday, December 20, 2012

Scottish Shortbread

My childhood Christmases are chocked full of yummy food memories, but one in particular seems to always stand out. When she was alive, my Grandmother Jane would bake shortbread. She got the recipe from her sister-in-law, Ruth. I still have the recipe card with my great aunt Ruth's handwriting and every Christmas, I pull it out and bake a double batch for my family and friends. Its completely decadent, very easy to make and pairs perfectly with coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon and hot chocolate before bed. I thought I'd share the recipe with you...

Ruth Lambie's Scottish Shortbread

1 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup light brown sugar

Blend above ingredients until smooth.

2 1/4 - 2 1/2 cup sifted flour

Mix all ingredients to form a stiff dough.

Roll dough to 1/4 inch thick and cut into wedges, rectangles or use cookie molds. 
Bake in preheated oven at 300 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown. 
Cool for one minute on sheet before transferring to plate or tin.

Merry Christmas!


Mrs. Bianca said...

I was just thinking that I wanted to make shortbread cookies possibly this evening. This is great! Thank you!

ECW74 said...

Those look yummy! I think we will try them today.