Authentic Shortbread

Heidi Manzone's grandmother's recipe (she was raised in Scotland)
Course: Dessert


  • 4-5 cups flour
  • 1/2 pound confectioner's sugar
  • 1 pound butter


  • Mix together flour and sugar.
  • Place half of the mixture on a baking board. Put butter in the center. Knead in the flour.
  • Add remaining flour and knead until all of the flour has been incorporated.
  • Pack into two large, or three small, pie pans, and prick with a fork.
  • Bake at 275 for 45-60 minutes, until golden (but only slightly brown).
  • Turn out of pans immediately.


You may want to score the raw dough with a knife before baking so that it will break in triangles, strips, or squares more easily once baked.