Authentic British Shortbread: A Timeless Recipe From Across The Pond

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Classic Scottish Shortbread

Ingredients:

– 1 cup of butter, softened
– 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
– 2 cups of all-purpose flour
– 1/4 teaspoon of salt

Steps:

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1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
3. Gradually add in the flour and salt, mixing until a dough forms.
4. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to about 1/2 inch thickness and cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters.
5. Place the shortbread cookies on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden.
6. Allow the cookies to cool before serving.

Lemon Lavender Shortbread

Ingredients:

– 1 cup of butter, softened
– 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
– 2 cups of all-purpose flour
– Zest of 1 lemon
– 1 tablespoon of dried lavender

Steps:

1. Follow the same steps as the Classic Scottish Shortbread recipe, but add in the lemon zest and dried lavender to the dough before rolling it out.
2. Cut the dough into desired shapes and bake as directed.
3. Allow the cookies to cool before serving for a refreshing and fragrant twist on traditional shortbread.

Chocolate Chunk Shortbread Bars

Ingredients:

– 1 cup of butter, softened
– 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
– 2 cups of all-purpose flour
– 1/2 cup of chocolate chunks
– 1/4 teaspoon of salt

Steps:

1. Follow the same steps as the Classic Scottish Shortbread recipe, but fold in the chocolate chunks to the dough before rolling it out.
2. Press the dough into a lined baking pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until set.
3. Allow the shortbread bars to cool before slicing into squares and serving for a decadent and indulgent treat.