Make 1800’s Shortbread

1800s shortbread

Years ago, (not in the 1800’s), I started to collect recipes out of old magazines. My little ones accidentally threw out all my pasted papers except for a few. This is one of the recipes I found – Make 1800’s Shortbread! This shortbread is the easiest recipe in the world to make, it melts in your mouth and only has 3 ingredients. The hardest part of the whole recipe was working the butter and flour into a nice dough. It just takes a little squeezing together and patience. I wouldn’t let your mixer run until it forms the dough as you may get a tougher shortbread.

Make 1800’s Shortbread

3 Ingredients – 1800’s Shortbread – Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

2 1/4 c. unbleached flour
1/3 c. granulated sugar
1 c. unsalted butter – semi-softened
(I added a tiny pinch of pink sea salt)

You can memorize this, and share it with family and friends without ever getting a recipe card out. The ingredients are so easy!

shortbread ingredients

Pulse the sugar and flour together in your mixer.

Now add the butter and mix briefly until you have a crumbly shortbread mix.

Crumbly Shortbread

Now for the fun. Using your hands, work the shortbread dough together. Just continue to squeeze the dough together until a ball forms. Again, I wouldn’t use a mixer to do this.

Get out your pretty shortbread pan. I bought mine from Brown Bag Designs, which I can no longer find!

perfect shortbread dough

Press the shortbread into your pan. If you use a regular glass dish, do not grease it.

press shortbread

Bake for 25-32 minutes, checking for brown edges. The shortbread is done when the center is set.

shortbread pan, cut shortbread

To turn it out of your pan, cool, and take a knife carefully around the edges. Place a serving plate over your pan, holding the two together and gently give a tap.

Isn’t that a pretty site? Beautiful! This shortbread is delicious!  Mine came out perfect.

Have fun and make this 1800’s shortbread soon! It’s fast, easy and pleases any occasion.

Theresa Powers - Joyous Home

5 thoughts on “Make 1800’s Shortbread”

  1. Amazon has the Brown Bag shortbread pans.
    Brown Bag Design Alpine Flower Shortbread Cookie Pan, 11-Inch by 8-1/2-Inch {link removed}

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