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5 from 1 vote

Shortbread Fingers

Simple Scottish shortbread, made of a kind of sand mass and classically cut into oblong strips ("Shortbread Fingers").
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Tea
Cuisine: Scottish
Servings: 1 baking pan
Calories: 181kcal


  • 1 cup butter soft
  • 5/8 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup semolina
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 3°F top and bottom heat. Lay out a small baking tin (about 20-25 cm) with baking paper or grease and dust with flour.
  • Beat the butter with the sugar until frothy. Add the flour, semolina, and salt and stir until a crumbly mass is formed. Knead the dough with your hands.
  • Press the sand dough into the baking tin, prick the surface several times with the fork and place in the oven.
  • Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes until the shortbread is golden yellow. Remove from the oven and - while it is still hot - sprinkle with a bit of sugar. Allow to cool and cut into thin strips.


Serving: 1shortbread finger | Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 284IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg