Ted Lasso Shortbread Biscuits

Ted Lasso Shortbread Biscuits are a delightful homage to the heartwarming and infectiously positive spirit of the beloved TV series, “Ted Lasso.” This recipe encapsulates the essence of both the show’s charm and the delectable allure of buttery, melt-in-your-mouth shortbread biscuits.

In the world of “Ted Lasso,” kindness, camaraderie, and a can-do attitude reign supreme, and these biscuits embody those sentiments. Like the titular character, these biscuits are humble yet endearing, offering a taste of sweetness and comfort that resonates far beyond their simple ingredients.

At its core, this recipe mirrors the show’s ethos of simplicity, emphasizing quality and authenticity. Shortbread, known for its minimalist yet rich taste, boasts a perfect balance of butter, sugar, and flour. The biscuits, often cut into various shapes like the show’s iconic mustaches, soccer balls, or Ted Lasso’s signature thumbs-up, pay a lighthearted tribute to the series’ whimsy.

In essence, Ted Lasso Shortbread Biscuits aren’t merely a delightful treat; they’re a representation of the show’s ethos and a conduit for spreading positivity. As they melt on the tongue, they offer a taste of sweetness and a reminder of the show’s enduring message: to believe, be kind, and share joy, one biscuit at a time.


– **Shortbread:**
– 2 cups (454g) salted butter, softened
– 1 cup (225g) granulated sugar, plus extra for topping
– 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
– 5 cups (670g) all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
– 1/3 cup (45g) powdered sugar
– 2 tablespoons (18g) cornstarch
– 1/4 teaspoon salt

– **Topping:**
– 2 tablespoons granulated sugar (or more, as desired)


1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C). Line a 9×13-inch metal baking pan with parchment paper, allowing excess paper to hang over the edges. Set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, 1 cup granulated sugar, and vanilla extract for about 2 minutes until light and fluffy, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

3. In another large mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, powdered sugar, cornstarch, and salt.

4. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture in three parts, mixing just until incorporated after each addition. The dough should be mixed but slightly crumbly.

5. Transfer the dough into the prepared baking pan, spreading it evenly and pressing it firmly into the bottom.

6. Use a fork to prick the surface of the dough all over. This helps release steam while baking and prevents air bubbles.

7. Chill the prepared shortbread in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, with 15 minutes remaining of chilling time, preheat your oven.

8. Once chilled, bake the shortbread in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes until the edges and top turn a light golden brown.

9. As soon as the shortbread is out of the oven, sprinkle 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar over the top.

10. Allow the baked shortbread to cool in the pan on a wire rack. Use a sharp knife to gently cut the shortbread into squares while still warm. Take care not to cut through the parchment or damage the pan.

11. Once completely cooled, lift the shortbread out of the pan using the parchment paper edges and cut squares. Enjoy your delicious Ted Lasso Shortbread Biscuits!

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