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Scottish Shortbread

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Ingredients
  Unsalted butter 1 Cup (16 tbs) (2 Sticks, At Room Temperature)
  Confectioners sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  All purpose flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs), sifted
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2) Brush two 8-inch pie plates lightly with butter.

MAKING
3) In a bowl, cream the butter with an electric mixer. Gradually beat in the confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy.
4) Stir in the flour and salt, stir with a wooden spoon, then with hands to mix thoroughly.
5) In each pie plate, press 1/2 the dough at the bottom, shaping the dough into a smooth, flat disk.
6) Prick the shortbread all over the surface in rows and make a border with fingers to crimp the edges. Score each disk with a knife halfway through to the bottom to make 8 wedges.
7) Bake in the preheated oven for about 35 minutes, until golden brown and firm.
8) Remove from the oven and cut through along the scored lines with a knife. Allow the shortbread to cool down in the pans.

SERVING
9) Place on a serving plate and serve as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Butter
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
Servings: 
16

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 202 Calories from Fat 102

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 12 g17.8%

Saturated Fat 7.3 g36.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 30.2 mg10.1%

Sodium 123.1 mg5.1%

Total Carbohydrates 22 g7.5%

Dietary Fiber 0.53 g2.1%

Sugars 7.3 g

Protein 2 g4.3%

Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C

Calcium 0.6% Iron 5.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Scottish Shortbread Recipe