Shortbread without Shortcuts

You have found a company that prides itself on doing things properly.

The result is a range of luxury Scottish shortbread that is genuinely made by hand to ensure that the taste, texture and appearance is far superior to mass produced products. This is achieved by providing our small team of skilled bakers with only the very finest ingredients. We also bake to order, ensuring that our customers receive their orders as fresh as possible.

Please note, our bakery and pop up store are currently closed to visitors.

Free Click & Collect is available.

The Best Gift Ideas

Indulge yourself or treat a loved one with our traditional biscuits.

Our luxury Scottish shortbread and sweet oaties make the perfect gift for Christmas, birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or any other special occasion. Whether you are buying shortbread, sweet oaties or cheese sablés, these treats are sure to make an impression.

About Us

In 1989 Anthony & his wife Fiona decided to make the most of the Laing family's generations of baking experience by buying an existing one-woman business based in Scotland's historic capital city of Edinburgh. 

They then set about making the business their own and what better way to do that than to make it a real family affair? And so as soon as they were able to stand upright and put biscuits in a box, all three Laing children were kitted out in oversized white overalls to join their parents in the bakery. 


“I'd given little thought to shortbread in its every form, shrugging it off as just another oversweet biscuit. But then I tried Shortbread House. And dear God, I'm converted for life. Rich, deeply buttery and wonderfully crumbly, they've won endless Great Taste awards. Handmade in the old-fashioned way too. Simply magnificent.”
“What a joy to eat proper shortbread. Well done. Keep baking! Just had to let you know you are doing it right!”
“I would like to congratulate you on your superb biscuits. They really are the finest I have ever purchased. We were amazed at how good they were. The quality is fantastic, the taste is simply heaven and the value is first class.”


Great Taste Awards 2021

The Great Taste Awards are the world’s largest and most trusted food and drink awards. This year, 14,113 products have been blind-tasted and judged...

Truly Handmade Shortbread Fingers

With over 100 Great Taste Awards, more than any other Scottish shortbread bakery, we insist on making our shortbread truly by hand with the finest ingredients. 

Discover the process behind making our delicious shortbread fingers! 

The Perfect Weekend Away In Edinburgh

We are proud to make our delicious shortbread biscuits by hand in Scotland’s historic capital. Edinburgh is truly one of the most beautiful cities in Europe with its Old Town, the castle overlooking the entire city, and astonishing landscapes just a few minutes away from the city centre.

Let us take you on a tour of the city with the perfect staycation plan! 

Traditional Scottish Highland Games

Summer is the peak season for Traditional Scottish Highland Games, so this is a great occasion to learn more about it!