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Copycat Ted Lasso's Biscuits with the Boss Shortbread

A basic 3-ish ingredient shortbread that doesn't need any fancy cookie cutters or rolling. Just mix, bake and enjoy!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Cooling Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert, Vegetarian
Servings: 25 small squares


  • 1 cup salted butter, room temperature (if using unsalted butter, add 1/4 tsp salt to the dough when mixing)
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence (optional)
  • flakey sea salt for topping (optional)


  • Make sure your butter is at room temperature. In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, mix 1 cup butter a few minutes on high speed until the butter is light and fluffy.
  • Add 3/4 cup icing sugar and continue to beat on low speed until pale and fluffy. Stop the mixer halfway and scrape down the sides and add the 1/2 tsp vanilla essence, if using.
  • Stop the mixer and sift in 2 cups of flour. Mix on low speed until combined.
  • Line a square (9x9) baking pan with parchment paper. Transfer the dough into the baking pan and use your fingers to gently spread the dough into the pan in an even layer. It should be about 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick. Sprinkle with flakey salt, if using.
  • Refrigerate the prepared dough in the pan for at least 30 minutes while you preheat the oven to 300F (148C).
  • Use a butter knife to gently cut squares or rectangles in the dough.
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes until the edges start to turn light golden brown and the middle is firm.
  • Let cool completely in the pan and slice again to create the shortbread bars or squares. Enjoy!


For a slightly different (but also yummy) flavour, try adding 1/2 tsp vanilla essence and 1 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary to the dough.