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Scotch Cakes

Difficulty Beginner
Prep Time: 5 min Cook Time: 10 min Rest Time: 5 min Total Time: 20 mins

My father was of Scottish heritage and these rich cookies were a favorite of his.

  • 1 pound Butter
  • 1 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 5 cups Flour
  1. 1

    Mix and work thoroughly together – best if butter is not quite room temperature.

  2. 2

    Roll out or pat 1/4″ thick on lightly floured board. Cut into triangles or diamond shapes and prick with a fork.

  3. 3

    Bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes or until light tan around edges.


Can make dough into a roll, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate it until firm. Then slice into 1/4″ rounds, prick with fork and bake as above.

They are melt in your mouth delicious!

Keywords: Cake, Dessert