Ok, so there might not be any thing “light” about these Christmas delights, but the way these cookies melt in your mouth you’ll think they are! They are so easy to make and will be a Christmas tradition if they aren’t already. Canada is made up of so many cultures and we are very lucky to sample the world in our cuisine. Thank you, Scotland, (and Aunt Eliza) for these gems.
Great-Great-Aunt Eliza’s Scottish Shortbread
Submitted by John Templeton, Alberta
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 – 1 cup butter
Note: I’ve always been told the butter variation has to do with barometric pressure
Mix together using fingers only, very gently
Press into glass dish and bake for 30 minutes at 350.
Recipe courtesy of Ancestry.ca
I have been looking for a great Scottish shortbread recipe. It says 1/2 – 1 cup of butter….how do you know how much to use?
YUM, YUM, YUM! I just pulled mine out of the oven and it’s so nice and warm! I automatically doubled the recipe (I have a couple cookie monsters over here) and I used a little over 1 cup of butter. It’s perfect!