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Scottish Shortbread

 
One serving costs about $7.82 One serving costs about $7.82 One serving costs about $7.82

$7.82 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

1 vegetarian,lacto ovo vegetarian lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:62%

Spoonacular Score: 62%

 

You can never have too many dessert recipes, so give Scottish Shortbread a try. One serving contains 2971 calories, 28g of protein, and 187g of fat. For $7.82 per serving, this recipe covers 41% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Head to the store and pick up flour, vanilla bean, vanillan extract, and a few other things to make it today. This recipe is liked by 1 foodies and cooks. It is a good option if you're following a vegetarian diet. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 65%. This score is solid. Try Scottish Sharp-Cheddar Shortbread, Gluten Free Scottish Shortbread, and Scottish Scones for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps baking powder
baking powder
0.5 cups
0.5 cups brown sugar
brown sugar
1 cup
1 cup butter
butter
2 cups
2 cups flour
flour
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps sea salt
sea salt
1
1  vanilla bean bean
vanilla bean bean
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps vanilla extract
vanilla extract
0.25 tsps baking powder
0.25 tsps
baking powder
0.5 cups brown sugar
0.5 cups
brown sugar
1 cup butter
1 cup
butter
2 cups flour
2 cups
flour
0.5 tsps sea salt
0.5 tsps
sea salt
1  vanilla bean bean
1
vanilla bean bean
0.25 tsps vanilla extract
0.25 tsps
vanilla extract

Equipment

ice cream scoop
ice cream scoop
baking paper
baking paper
baking pan
baking pan
oven
oven
ice cream scoop
ice cream scoop
baking paper
baking paper
baking pan
baking pan
oven
oven


Instructions

  1. Sift flour and salt and set aside. Heat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit).
  2. Beat butter until light and fluffy. Add the sugar and beat again, scraping the sides once or twice. Slit the vanilla bean (if using) and scrape out the paste and add into the mixer. Add half the flour and mix. Add the other half and stir until the mixture forms a soft dough.
  3. Scoop the dough onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper (I use no. 100 ice cream scoop and place 9 balls on the pan). Flatten the balls with the back of a fork. Place the pan in the fridge for 5 minutes to firm the dough up before baking. Place the rest of the unused dough in the fridge while waiting.
  4. Bake the shortbread for about 12-15 minutes or until the bottom edges turn barely golden. Repeat for another batch.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $7.81
Ingredient
½ cups brown sugar
1 cup butter
2 cups flour
½ teaspoons sea salt
1 vanilla bean bean
¼ teaspoons vanilla extract
Price
$0.35
$1.95
$0.33
$0.01
$5.09
$0.07
$7.81

Tips

Health Tips

  • Sea salt is not healthier than table salt, contrary to what you may have heard. Sea salt is usually 97.5% sodium chloride (same as regular old table salt) and the minerals accounting for the rest are too insignificant to make a difference?unless you plan on consuming sea salt by the pound, in which case the health benefits from the minerals will definitely be outweighed by the negative effects of all the sodium you are consuming!

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • You can easily swap half of the white flour in most recipes for whole wheat flour to add some fiber and protein. It does result in a heavier dough, so for cookies, cakes, etc., you might try swapping in whole wheat pastry flour.

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

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Price Tips

  • Sea salt can add a unique texture or provide bursts of salty goodness, but ONLY when it isn't being dissolved. So if you have expensive sea salt, save it for sprinkling on salads or dark chocolate cookies, don't try to use it in your pasta sauce or soup. Once sea salt dissolves, the flavor is indistinguishable from table salt from the shaker (after all, they are chemically the same thing, sodium chloride).

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Store brown sugar in an air-tight container to avoid hardening. If your brown sugar still gets too hard to use, you can use one of these techniques to soften it.

  • If you've had your baking powder for awhile, make sure it's still going to work by mixing it with a little water. If it doesn't fizz, you need to replace it.

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • If a recipe doesn't specify whether you should use light brown sugar or dark brown sugar, just use whatever you have on hand or prefer. The difference is that dark brown sugar has more molasses and thus a stronger flavor.

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Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
2971 Calories
27g Protein
187g Total Fat
300g Carbs
22% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
2971
149%

Fat
187g
288%

  Saturated Fat
116g
731%

Carbohydrates
300g
100%

  Sugar
107g
120%

Cholesterol
488mg
163%

Sodium
2820mg
123%

Alcohol
0.34g
2%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
27g
56%

Vitamin B1
1mg
132%

Selenium
88µg
126%

Folate
465µg
116%

Vitamin A
5672IU
113%

Manganese
1mg
89%

Vitamin B2
1mg
77%

Vitamin B3
14mg
75%

Iron
12mg
70%

Phosphorus
397mg
40%

Vitamin E
5mg
36%

Fiber
6g
27%

Calcium
227mg
23%

Vitamin D
3µg
23%

Copper
0.41mg
21%

Magnesium
69mg
17%

Potassium
571mg
16%

Vitamin K
16µg
16%

Vitamin B5
1mg
15%

Zinc
2mg
13%

Vitamin B6
0.16mg
8%

Vitamin B12
0.39µg
6%

covered percent of daily need

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