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Scottish Shortbread

For this Scottish variation of our Classic Shortbread, the dough is baked in a stoneware mold.

  • Yield: Makes 8 wedges

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2007

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 5/8 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, soften, plus more for pan
  • 3/8 cup confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees, with rack in upper third. Sift flour and salt into a bowl; set aside. Put butter into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium-high speed until fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes, scraping down sides of bowl. Gradually add sugar; beat until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes.

  2. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture all at once; mix until just combined.

  3. Using plastic wrap, press dough into an 8-inch shortbread mold coated with cooking spray. With plastic on dough, refrigerate 20 minutes. Prick all over with a wooden skewer. Bake 45 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes. Unmold; cut into wedges. Let cool completely.

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