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Scottish Shortbread

Serves: 8
Prep. Time: 1:00

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 cup real butter - softened
1 tsp. vanilla extract OR almond extract OR lemon extract
granulated sugar - as needed for garnish, see Notes, below

-Combine the flour, powdered sugar, salt, and baking powder in a mixing bowl.
-Add butter and extract to bowl and beat with an electric mixer on low until thoroughly mixed.
-Press flat into a buttered 9" round cake pan; prick surface with a fork several times; sprinkle with sugar.
-Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes, or until golden.
-Cut hot shortbread into 8 slices, then allow to cool in pan before separating pieces.

Notes: Use colored sugar for a more decorative finish.

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