Thursday, December 10, 2015

Scottish Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies @LucyBurdette #recipe


Mike, Lewis, Bob, John

LUCY BURDETTE: In October, my husband went on a dream trip —playing golf in Scotland with his three brothers and four other childhood friends. (Aren't they so cute?) They had an amazing time, and he came home with small packages of Walker’s shortbread cookies, which they found at every hotel and B and B.  
Naturally I became addicted to these cookies and decided I should try making some myself. Neither the brown sugar nor the almond extract are traditional, but they sounded like good additions to me.

Ingredients
    •    1 cup unsalted butter, softened
    •    1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    •    2 to 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    •    almond extract, 1 tsp

Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the extract. Mix in the flour on low speed until it’s just combined. (If you work the dough too hard, the cookies will be tough.) 

Roll the dough out on a piece of floured parchment into a rough rectangle (no more than 1/2 inch deep), then move the whole thing to your baking pan. Score the dough into the size cookies you want. Bake at 325 until lightly browned. 







Once removed from the oven, prick the warm cookies with a fork and cut through the scored lines.



You might want to whip up a batch for National Shortbread Day on January 6!

Don't forget that mysteries make great stocking stuffers! (Here's my Pinterest board with tons of suggestions...)

25 comments:

  1. Mmmm, the cookies look so good! Thank you for the recipe.

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  2. What sort of texture should I expect the finished cookie to have??? I need to know if I have made them properly :). Also, we're you able to travel with them??? The gentlemen I mean, not the cookies :)

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  3. Hi Roberta! I'm addicted to the Walker's shortbread as well. My night time snack is 2 with a cup of tea, and I try to find all the fun tins as well (currently I'm devouring a gigantic Christmas tin from the local warehouse club). I really like that they're so simple and tasty, with only 4 ingredients. I'm going to try your recipe and make them myself - thanks for posting!

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    1. The tins are such a good idea Nicole--I will look for those!

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    2. Yes, the gigantic tin is from BJ's and it's $19.99. I also order the fun shapes and tins (less economical, but oh so cute!!!) directly from the Walker's website. They always have free shipping on $39 orders. :-)

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  4. Oh yum. (Actually, I want the sheep ones.) Shortbread cookies have just the right amount of sweetness. Love the addition of the almond extract.

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    1. Aren't those sheep cute? and yes, they are just the right size, and not a lot of calories--or sodium!

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  5. I think Nicole's referring to the 4 lb. tin that Costco sells for a great price was $19.99. I still have a third of it from last year that I have to throw out, so I should try your recipe since it seems easy enough for me and I won't have the waste.

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    1. Definitely not too challenging Anne! They don't exactly like Walkers, but we liked them all the same. A shame to throw out cookies!

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    2. Hi Anne! That happened to me before (had to throw out the leftovers in the tin) until I discovered that they freeze really well. :-)

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  6. Yum!
    Put this together with Daryl's cocoa from yesterday, grab a book, and put up your feet!

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  7. You're welcome Jen! Jody, the texture on mine was slightly sandy, if that helps:). I was supposed to go for a couple of days before the golf started for the guys, but I wasn't feeling well. Hopefully another time!

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  8. Pat (patdupuy@yahoo.com)December 10, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    I love shortbread. And men! They're so cute.

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  9. I don't eat it very often but I love shortbread.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  10. Love shortbread! I wonder if the sheep taste better than the Scottie dogs...

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  11. Other than Chocolate Chip, shortbread is my favorite cookie. Great recipe and love the golfing pic -- my husband is jealous!

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  12. Oh sorry Celia, it was a very special trip. They took my father-in-law (now gone) to Ireland when he turned 75--something none of them will ever forget!

    Leslie, hmmm, Tonka would vote for the dogs.

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  13. Those sound like good additions. The recipe I've used wasn't very good but I bet this one will be.

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  14. I love this post! Brown sugar shortbread are truly addictive. I'm glad to have this great recipe.

    XO

    MJ/VA

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  15. This recipe sounds delicious. I must make some to give out this Christmas season. I think it will become a new addition to my cookie repetouir.

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  16. This recipe sounds delicious. I must make some to give out this Christmas season. I think it will become a new addition to my cookie repetouir.

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