Scottish New Year’s Shortbread Cookies

Celebrate the New Year with these shortbread cookies from the Home of Golf. The Scots apparently traditionally serve these New Year’s Eve. Delicious.


4 Sticks Butter
1 Cup Brown Sugar
3 – 3 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour

Leave butter out to soften. Then mix butter and sugar. Add in flour slowly until a dough forms. If it’s too sticky, add a little more flour.

Sprinkle a board with flour, and roll out the dough to a 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into 3 x 1 inch strips, perforating with a fork. Transfer to ungreased cookie sheet

Bake at 325 degrees for 20 – 25 minutes.

4 thoughts on “Scottish New Year’s Shortbread Cookies

  1. I really like the idea of orange or lemon extract, also what about some cinnamon or granulated sugar on top?

    PS Must be winter – that’s why all of us golfers are sitting around talking about shortbread cookies!

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