Scottish Shortbread Mix in a Jar

What would Christmas be without some genuine Scottish Shortbread to nibble on?

Here is a delicious and simple shortbread mix to prepare in advance for your own home baking or to give as gifts this Christmas!

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Scottish Shortbread Mix

What you need:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar (caster sugar)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Clean, DRY, airtight gift jar, big enough to fit the ingredients above.
  • Christmas tag or label for instructions.
  • Ribbons, fabric, Christmas ornaments, stickers, etc. to decorate the jar

What to do:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients, blending well.
  2. Pour mix into your gift jar and seal tightly.
  3. Decorate your jar appropriately for Christmas

Attach this label to the Jar

Scottish Shortbread

  1. Makes 16 pieces
  2. 1 cup butter (not margarine), softened and cut into small pieces.
  3. 1 jar Scottish Shortbread Mix
  4. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  5. Sift the mix 3 times in a large bowl.
  6. Knead the butter into the shortbread mix very well.
  7. Press the mixture firmly into an 8-inch pie plate, or shortbread mold.
  8. Bake for 1 hour. It should be pale in colour, not browned.
  9. Cut into wedges while still warm.

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Author: Carla v H.

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