Traditional Rich Scottish Shortbread Biscuits - Cookies
40 mins (prep 10, cooking 30)
3 ingredients
16-24 servings
No Christmas or New Year would be the same without these delightful buttery and crisp shortbread biscuits! Plus, they are extremely easy to make and have very few ingredients. They are not low in calories, but they make a delicious treat at special times of the year. This family recipe is a tried and true, and is based on the Be-Ro cookbook recipe.....a real cookery institution in the UK! Shortbread biscuits can be made in a variety of shapes, including being pressed in a decorative wooden Shortbread Mould; when they are made in a round and cut into triangles, they are called "Petticoat Tails" and are a traditional Scottish wedding biscuit. Whatever the shape you decide to use - I have given a few ideas in the recipe - the taste will remain the same.....meltingly light and buttery. These make ideal gifts, and as they are made with butter, they last for quite a while. Pack them up in an attractive box, tin or cellaphane bag and attach a tartan bow and a sprig of heather for a true Scottish feel to them! Happy Hogmanay!

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Serving Size (42.53 g)
Servings 16
Amount per Serving
Calories 210.07 Calories from Fat 110.16
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12.24g 301.33%
Saturated Fat 7.44g 595.27%
Trans Fat 0.46g %
Cholesterol 30.48mg 162.54%
Sodium 144.37mg 96.25%
Total Carbohydrate 23.93g 127.65%
Dietary Fiber 0.6 g 38.1%
Sugars 7.55 g %
Protein 2.06g 65.77%
Vitamin A 354.23IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 11.13mg% Iron 0.92mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4