Shortbread Cookie Recipe

Shortbread Cookie Recipe

Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread Cookie Recipe for Valentine’s Day

This lovely cookie recipe for a treat that makes the perfect company to your Valentine’s Day tea came to us from a dear friend, N. MacKannan.

Valentine's Day 2015 Getaway

Valentine’s Getaway Special


  • 1 Cup butter
  • 2 Cups flour
  • 1/2 Cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 Tbs cornstarch

Cookie Recipe Directions

Use mixer to combine ingredients. Knead by hand until ball can be formed. Pat out on floured surface to 1/4 to 3/8 inch thickness. Cut with knife or cookie cutter.

Bake on an ungreased sheet for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Allow to cool on sheet. Shake additional confectioners sugar on top.

“The original Scottish shortbread is simply a thick layer of rich, sweetened shortcrust pastry, without any extra flavorings.” -Oxford Companion to Food, Davidson

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While all of our rooms have their own individual charm suitable for relaxation after the most wonderful day of Valentine’s Day adventures, we recommend the Harriet Beecher Stowe room, the Theodore Roosevelt room or the Emily Dickinson room. These rooms feature comfortable king beds, fireplaces, jetted tubs and a relaxing stay before and after your day.