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Scotch Shortbread

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1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon water
1 pound butter softened
4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup granulated sugar, for garnish

Pre-heat oven to 275 F. Measure sugar into bowl & sprinkle with water. Cream butter into sugar with a wooden spoon. Add flour and salt and knead dough with your hands until dough pulls away from side of bowl as well as your hands. Press dough into a ungreased 9 x 13-inch glass baking pan. Spread it flat right into the corners. Prick with fork about at 1 inch intervals. Sprinkle all with the additional 1/4 cup sugar. Bake for one hour or until pale golden. Cut while hot into diamonds or rectangle shapes. A pizza cutter works the best. Let cool.

Note: Kindly contributed by Beth

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Reviews of Scotch Shortbread:

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  Lisa Mc in NewZealand  Dec 23, 2016
Would make this again.
this recipe worked amazing for me..never made shortbread. will be a new recipe for every year. 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 15, 2016
Would make this again.
I make now every time I have a cookie exchange and everyone LOVES including myself! 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 24, 2015
Would make this again.
Very easy recipe that's worth it 5 stars

  Janet in windsor ontario  Dec 3, 2015
Would make this again.
I substitute butter for coconut oil. turned out amazing.I stopped using butter in all my baking and i have not been disapointed so far. 5 stars

  Gen in Los Angeles, Ca.  Dec 3, 2015
Would make this again.
I want to thank Beth for sharing this recipe. It has been a huge success every holiday season. I get requests for it every year. Thank You. 5 stars

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