Classic Shortbread: A Timeless Recipe For Deliciously Buttery Treats

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Classic Traditional Shortbread Recipe

Ingredients:

Best Traditional Scottish Shortbread
Best Traditional Scottish Shortbread

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
Gradually add in flour and salt until mixture forms a dough.
Press dough into an ungreased 9-inch round pan.
Poke holes in the dough with a fork to create a pattern.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until edges are lightly golden.
Cool in pan for 10 minutes before cutting into wedges.

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).
Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Gradually add in flour until mixture forms a dough.
Fold in chocolate chips.
Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on a lined baking sheet.
Press down lightly on each ball with a fork to flatten.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until edges are golden brown.

Lemon Lavender Shortbread Bars

Ingredients:

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
Zest of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon dried lavender

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
Cream together butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
Gradually add in flour, lemon zest, and lavender until mixture forms a dough.
Press dough into an ungreased 9×9 inch baking dish.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until bars are set and edges are lightly golden.
Cool completely before cutting into bars.