Uncle Bill's Scotch Shortbread Cookies

“I have been making these cookies for over 50 years. The recipe was given to me by my Nana who came to Canada from England just after the First World War.”
READY IN:
30mins
YIELD:
48 cookies
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift flour with baking powder and salt.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, mix together butter, sugar and almond extract; beat until very light and fluffy.
  4. Combine butter mixture with flour and mix by hand until dough is very smooth.
  5. If dough is too hard to handle, refrigerate for about 1/2 hour to chill.
  6. Form dough into 1 inch balls.
  7. Place dough balls on ungreased cookie sheets.
  8. Flatten to desired thickness, about 1/4 inch thick using the bottom of a drinking glass preferably with a pattern on the bottom.
  9. Bake in preheated 350 F oven for 20 minutes or until light golden brown.
  10. DO NOT OVERBAKE.
  11. Store cookies in a container with lid.

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