Buttery Shortbread Pastry Dough

Buttery Shortbread Pastry Dough
Photo by Scott Phillips


  • 9 oz. (2 cups) bleached allpurpose flour
  • 2 Tbs. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. table salt
  • 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 Tbs. chilled heavy cream
  • 7 oz. (14 Tbs.) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces

In a food processor, combine the flour, butter, egg, sugar, cream, lemon juice, and salt and pulse until the dough starts gathering together in big clumps, as shown below. Turn the dough out onto a counter and gather it together. Shape the dough as directed in the recipe you’re making.

View full recipe at Fine Cooking


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