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Scottish Shortbread

Old Fashioned Scottish Shortbread

A delicious old fashioned Scottish shortbread recipe from my husbands family. It also makes terrific cookies.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Author The Inspired Home


  • 1 lb of butter
  • 1.5 cup of icing sugar
  • 1 cup of rice flour
  • 3.5 cups of all-purpose flour


  1. Cream butter with wooden spoon (not too thin)
  2. Add rice flour & sugar, mix together
  3. Sift in the flour, 0.5 cup at a time
  4. Knead with hands and then add to greased baking pan (9x13" works best)
  5. Bake at 300 degrees for 60 minutes (until edges are golden)

Recipe Notes

I use my Kitchen Aid mixer instead of a wooden spoon for creaming.
This also makes terrific cookies. If making cookies, reduce cook time by 15 minutes.