Scottish Cookie Recipes

Get recipes for Scottish shortbread and Empire biscuits in this collection of Scottish cookie recipes with ratings, reviews and baking tips.

Staff Picks

Scottish Shortbread IV

Rating: 4.5 stars 669
This is the most basic cookie recipe there is. Real butter and brown sugar give it an irresistible flavor.
By Linda

Empire Biscuits

Rating: 4.5 stars 67
This shortbread cookie is a traditional Scottish recipe. These are round cookies sandwiched with jam and topped off with a delicious icing and a cherry.
By Allrecipes Member

Scottish Shortbread

Rating: 4.5 stars 293
Light, very buttery. Does not make a large batch, but are simple enough to make many batches. Recipe does not double well.
By Allrecipes Member

Margie's Shortbread Oatmeal Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 24
This is our family recipe for shortbread oatmeal cookies, handed down through the Scottish side of the family. There is nothing better. They are definitely not low in fat.
By Allrecipes Member

Brown Sugar Spiced Shortbread

Rating: 4 stars 44
A yummy, melt-in-your mouth, cinnamon spiced spin on the traditional Scottish cookies.

Tipperary Biscuits

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
These are a traditional Scottish cookie-very spicy and not too sweet. They are a treat for the grown-ups, too. Wonderful with a nice mug of tea. Yum!

Scottish Shortbread I

Rating: 4 stars 87
The perfect shortbread.
By Allrecipes Member

Abernathy Biscuits

Rating: 4 stars 8
Good rolled cookies.
By Allrecipes Member

Scotch Shortbread

Rating: 5 stars 42
My best friend in high school's mom made this traditional shortbread recipe for me when I had my first overnight stay in a hospital. I loved it so much that I made it whenever I could. When we lived overseas, my mom had to limit the number of times I could make it because butter was so expensive. Now it's part of my Christmas baking. Very rich and good!

Scottish Shortbread IV

Rating: 4.5 stars 651
This is the most basic cookie recipe there is. Real butter and brown sugar give it an irresistible flavor.
By Allrecipes Member

Scottish Shortbread III

Rating: 4.5 stars 174
My mother is from Scotland and this is her authentic Scottish shortbread recipe. It makes bars, not cookies!
By Allrecipes Member

Scottish Shortbread, Gluten-Free

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
This is a variation of the traditional shortbread recipe to make it gluten-free.

Inspiration and Ideas

Burrebrede (Scottish Shortbread)
Rating: Unrated 20
This is a medieval Scottish shortbread recipe. It has been a holiday favorite for my family and friends for years. The shortbread keeps very well in an airtight tin or tightly wrapped in tinfoil.
Highland Toffee
Rating: Unrated 27
Sweet and chewy oatmeal base covered in a layer of chocolate and nuts. Irresistible.