Shortbread from Mr. Wilson’s Homeland


8oz butter
8oz white flour
4oz cornstarch
4oz powdered sugar


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Cream the butter and powdered sugar together until pale and smooth. Add the flour and cornstarch and mix until a dough is formed.

Roll out the dough to approximately 1 cm. thickness and cut out the cookies with a shaped cutter. Place on a baking sheet and poke the tops with a fork.

Bake for 45 minutes or until they begin to look golden, keep a watchful eye on the baking process as cooking times may vary. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool before taking them off the baking sheet.

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*Scottish Shortbread recipe adapted from