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Butterscotch Shortbread Recipe

This Butterscotch Shortbread recipe, has just a few ingredients to create a taste of luxury. My basic shortbread recipe is a tried and trusted one, with a simple addition of tiny pieces of fudge. Once baked the fudge turns into small pieces of tasty butterscotch.

Recipe Butterscotch Shortbread
A naughty but nice Butterscotch Shortbread Recipe

Butterscotch Shortbread Recipe


250g (9oz) plain flour
75g (3oz) caster sugar
175g (6oz) butter
fudge sprinkles 1 - 2 tablespoons

Tip - If you can not get the fudge sprinkles cut up a few pieces of fudge into very small pieces.


Heat oven to 160 degrees C / 325 degrees F / Gas 3

Grease or line a baking tray
  • Mix the flour and sugar into a bowl, rub in butter with your fingertips.
  • Sprinkle in the fudge pieces a tablespoon or two will be sufficient. 
  • Knead well to form a smooth paste.
  • Roll out onto a floured surface, so that the dough is around 1cm thick. 
  • Cut out using a pastry cutter of your choosing.
Tip - If you do not have a cutter use a knife to cut your shortbread into rectangles. You may need to adjust the cooking time, depending on the size of your cutter.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, until they are just starting to golden. 

After 10 minutes using a palette knife move the Butterscotch Shortbread onto a wire rack to cool.

Recipe Shortbread Butterscotch

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  1. They look good! I might try these out!

  2. Ha, I can see that this recipe is from nearly six years ago, but I made these today, and they are so short, they melt in the mouth. Thank you for this tasty recipe.


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