Ted Lasso's Shortbread Biscuits

In the show, Ted Lasso, a small-time college football coach from the Midwest hired to coach a pro soccer team in England despite knowing nothing about soccer, tries to win over the team's owner, Rebecca Welton, by making his famous biscuit recipe. According to NBC, this is the "official" recipe they used on the show.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 teaspoons coarse salt

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 300 F.

  2. Sift flour and salt, mix into bowl and set aside.

  3. Mix butter on high speed until fluffy (3 to 5 minutes).

  4. Gradually add sugar slowly, continuing to mix until pale and fluffy.

  5. Add flour all at once and mix until combined.

  6. Butter a square pan.

  7. Pat and roll shortbread into pan no more than 1/2-inch thick.

  8. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

  9. Cut into 2.5" squares or 5"x 1.25" rectagles as shown below.

  10. Bake until golden and make sure the middle is firm, approximate bake time 45 to 60 minutes.

  11. Cool completely. Place 2 each in pastry box 5.5" long x 2.75" deep x 1.75" high


You may also want to consider these other shortbread recipies:

Brown Bag Shortbread

Salted Caramel Millionaire Bars