Scotch Shortbread

Do you need something insanely easy to represent your child’s heritage at school? My mother did once upon a time and I was sent to school with this super easy baked good. It didn’t do any good to protest that I really wanted something Cherokee. On the other hand, it did send me into a lifetime of loving the simplest dishes. No fussy towering chocolate thing for me…instead…give me a wedge of homely hot shortbread.

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup margarine (you can go with the full cup of either but  the 1/2  and 1/2 is good)
2/3 cup sugar
2 1/4 cups flour
pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 275. Cream together butter, margarine and sugar. Add flour.  Run in a heavy duty mixer for 5-10 minuts or knead by hand.

Pat into pie plate. Prick with fork. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until lightly browned. Cut into pie-shaped wedges and cool on a wire rack.


  1. I bet these cookies would be quite popular at a yarn store.

    No reason… just sayin’.


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