Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Scottish Shortbread

Earlier in the week, Karen from My Little Home and Garden made Scottish shortbread that looked so good.  Normally I make mine with butter, icing sugar and flour but wanted to try something different so asked Karen if she'd share her recipe. (link to her post for it)
I had to go out and buy rice flour and fruit sugar but feel it was well worth it for the flavour.  Also, after looking at a couple other recipes for Scottish shortbread, I changed Karen's ingredients of the all purpose flour to 3 cups and the rice flour to 1 cup.  Mine were baked for 55 minutes.
Not being very good at freehand lines, I used a ruler to mark the squares.  A number of years ago I had bought a strange looking rolling pin from Pampered Chef but thought it might be useful to roll the dough flat, it worked pretty good.
Thanks Karen for sharing your recipe and I hope everyone enjoys some shortbread this Christmas.  Really, why don't we make it during the year too?


  1. Hi Judith,
    It sounds yummy, I love all the Christmas goodies:-)
    Wishing your and your family a very Merry Christmas!

  2. That looks very good. I've never made it like that or in a round either. I do make shortbread cookies through the year as they are a favorite. I usually ice my but didn't for Christmas. The next batch will be though. Blessings, Pamela

  3. I love shortbread, but I've never made it. We need some Christmas cookies here so perhaps I'll give this a try!
    Hugs, Beth

  4. Her recipe sounds really good. I made my shortbread over the weekend so I'll have to try this new one another time. And yes, I can eat shortbread any time.

    Wishing you and your loved ones a Very Happy Christmas, Judith! And may the New Year bring good health and many blessings your way.


  5. Shortbread is my favorite cookie and I have never made it. But think I may just give it a try. I eat it all year around and like it with a cup of tea in the afternoon. Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year. Stella

  6. Hello, Judith
    Your shortbread certainly looks tasty! I can just picture you serving some on one of your pretty china plates with a nice pot of tea!
    A hug is sent your way,
    -Karen ❆

  7. I love shortbread but I don't make it. I would want to eat it all right away. Merry Christmas!
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  8. I have the same rolling tool and love it for making my cinnamon rolls. I'll have to try this shortbread. Merry Christmas.♥♫

  9. I love posts like this! I enjoy what Karen offers for recipes..this one is a keeper for sure. MERRY CHRISTMAS JUDITH!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. mmm shortbread is soo good. Yours looks good and I am impressed that you can adapt the recipe. That rolling pin is also very interesting!

    Have a merry christmas!


  11. Oh, my mouth is just watering for shortbread. It is so wonderful. I am sure the addition of the rice flour makes it amazing.
    One question - what is fruit sugar?! Have a wonderful Christmas!

  12. I love shortbread! I haven't thought of it in ages! Yours looks so good! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, and Happy New Year, Judith! Thanks so much for all your visits over the year!

  13. It looks wonderful, Judith! I hope you have a very Merry Chritmas & Happy New Year!!!

  14. Looks lovely Judith. I've missed not having much computer time and thinkt that will change soon. But I wanted to stop by and wish you a lovely and wonderful Christmas!



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