Burrebrede/Scottish Shortbread – Christmas Cookies from Around the World

We’ve teamed up with our friends at KidCulture.wordpress.com to bring you Christmas cookies from around the world! I’ll share the recipes and you can learn more about how these cookies came to be holiday favorites at Kidculture.wordpress.com!

Burrebrede (Scottish Shortbread) is the perfect cookie for gift-giving. It’s simple to make and keeps well when stored in an airtight container. Learn more about this medieval Scottish shortbread at http://kidculture.wordpress.com/2010/12/17/cookies-17-burrebrede/.

Burrebrede/Scottish Shortbread – Christmas Cookies from Around the World
Serves: 16 cookies
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • teaspoon ground allspice
  • teaspoon ground cardamom
  • teaspoon ground ginger
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Stir flour, spices and salt together in a medium bowl until well-mixed.
  3. Mix butter and sugar together in a medium bowl. Gradually add dry ingredients, mixing until evenly mixed. Press dough into an 8-inch square pan lined with parchment paper, using a spatula or clean fingers to spread it evenly. Use the tip of a knife to gently score the dough into 16 pieces.
  4. Bake until shortbread is firm and lightly brown around the edges, about 20 minutes. Cool, then cut or break the shortbread into 16 pieces.

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