Guest Author - Scottish Shortbread

Welcome Jo-Ann Carson author of A Highland Ghost for Christmas. She is sharing a great recipe!

Old Fashioned Scottish Shortbread
Many years ago a Scottish lady gave me this recipe and I've been using it to bake shortbread every Christmas since then. I hope you love it as much as I do. Unfortunately Cullen couldn't eat it, but he said it smelled “perfect.”
1 lb. butter
1 cup fruit sugar (though to be honest I usually use regular)
4 cups white flour
pinch salt
1. Cream butter and sugar together.
2. Gradually add flour and knead it into the dough.
3. Put the dough in a flat tray. I like to use pie plates.
4. Roll (And here is the secret to good shortbread. The term "roll" means to beat the top of the batter with the back of a spoon.)
5. Cut into pieces
6. Prick the top with a fork.
7. Bake one hour (or until edges brown) at 350 degrees.
8. Sprinkle with sugar.

Blurb – A Highland Ghost for Christmas
Jilted by her fiancé, librarian Maddy Jacobson is nursing a broken heart, when her best friend gives her an early Christmas present. Intended to be a fun, psychic reading in a spooky, tea house, the gift turns out to be life changing. Maddy becomes haunted by a mischievous, Highland ghost.

Ruggedly handsome, Cullen Macfie, the Highlander, has been dead for over three centuries, and never in all those years has he been as attracted to a woman, as he is to Maddy. He falls hopelessly in love and decides to woo her.

Can there be a future for a librarian and a naughty, Highland ghost?

A Highland Ghost for Christmas is a sweet, romantic comedy guaranteed to warm the cockles of your heart, make you laugh out loud and leave you craving a man in a kilt … and shortbread, of course.

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Thank you Jo-Ann for sharing your yummy recipe with us. I will be trying this for our Christmas party!


  1. Mary,
    Thank you for hosting me and thank you for putting my pictures into a You Tube video. How cool is that! You are a wonderful host and friend.

  2. Jo-Ann you recipe sound delicious and I'm sure filled with those delicious calories

    1. It's so rich it melts in your mouth. And the smell of it baking is heavenly. Some calories are worth it. Lol
      Thanks for stopping by.
      All the best,

  3. Thank you for the recipe ! It will be on my "to do" list for sure! Served with a really good cup of coffee and dreaming of a Highland Ghost = PERFECT!

    1. Aaaah Barb,
      You know how I think. Enjiy.

  4. Sounds yummy! And I love the cover. Would love to find a hot hunky Scotsman!


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