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Buttery Shortbread Biscuits from Ted Lasso

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If you’ve seen Ted Lasso then you know about Biscuits with the Boss. Each morning Ted Lasso brings his boss a small pink box of freshly baked butter shortbread biscuits in order to bond. This recipe is a recreation of Ted Lasso’s Biscuit Recipe. All you need for this recipe is 5 ingredients for perfectly buttery, crunchy little bars of joy. With the main ingredient being butter, and the fact that they are so simple to make, we love using our Homemade Butter Recipe for the biscuits. They also make adorably tasty gifts in these little pink boxes!

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How to Make Buttery Shortbread Biscuits

Step 1: Begin by creaming 1/2 cup of unsalted butter and 1/4 cup of granulated sugar by hand or in a stand mixer for 3-5 minutes. (Note: room temperature butter is essential for the recipe to make sure the biscuits come out the correct texture)

Step 2: Add the vanilla extract, a pinch of salt, and about 1 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour. Keep the mixer at a low speed until the dough begins to form.

Step 3: Grease a loaf pan and line it with parchment paper. Use your hands to press the dough into the pan until evenly spread out. Chill the dough in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350. (Note: you can use a different sized pan just keep in mind the bake times may vary. We use a loaf pan because it creates the perfect length for the biscuits)

Step 4: Let the biscuits bake for 30 minutes or until the top is a nice golden color. Slice the biscuits into 8 even slices then allow to cool completely in the pan.

Step 5: Sprinkle with some powdered sugar (optional) and enjoy!

shortbread biscuits in a pink box being held by someone

Buttery Shortbread Biscuits from Ted Lasso

Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 8 biscuits
A recreation of Ted Lasso's Biscuits with the Boss recipe for Buttery Shortbread Biscuits. A simple treat that only uses 5 ingredients!
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  • 8×4 loaf pan
  • Stand Mixer (optional)


  • ½ cup Unsalted Butter room temp, see notes
  • ¼ cup Granulated Sugar see notes
  • cups All Purpose Flour
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • pinch Salt


  • Cut the room temperature butter into small chunks.
  • Using a whisk, electric mixer, or a stand mixer, cream the butter and granulated sugar for 3-5 minutes until smooth and creamy. Note: This recipe is not overly sweet, if you enjoy a sweeter shortbread I suggest doubling the sugar to ½ a cup.
  • Add the vanilla extract, pinch of salt, and all-purpose flour. Continue to mix until a crumbly dough starts to form.
  • Use your hands to combine the dough together into a smooth mound.
  • Grease an 8×4 loaf pan (for more biscuits double the recipe and use a 9×9 baking pan) and line with parchment paper, then press the dough down into the pan into an even layer. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350° while the dough is chilling. After the dough has finished chilling bake for about 30 minutes or until the top is golden in color.
  • Remove from the oven and slice into 8 even slices then allow to cool completely in the pan.
  • Sprinkle with some powdered sugar (optional) and enjoy!



Butter at room temperature is essential and will yield the best texture for these biscuits. Using melted butter will result in a biscuit that will fall flatter and have a greasy and incorrect texture. 
Creaming the butter and sugar with a whisk, electric mixer, or stand mixer will make a light and fluffy butter, creating a lighter and less dense biscuit. Using any other method will effect the end result.
This recipe is not overly sweet, if you enjoy a sweeter shortbread I suggest doubling the sugar to 1/2 a cup.
You can substitute different types of sugar such as powdered, brown, or palm sugar for granulated sugar if you desire. However, keep in mind this will alter both the flavor and texture.


  1. 5 stars
    Great recipe and would definitely try it again!

  2. 5 stars
    The show made me crave these. They tasted exactly like I imagined. Delicious!

  3. 5 stars
    Deliscious and super easy to make!

  4. 5 stars
    Amazing, delicious, light, filling, tasty, and satisfying

  5. 5 stars
    tastes like heaven

  6. Heather R Palmer

    5 stars
    Easy recipe with normal ingredients, thank you!! These are so delicious and perfect with a hot cup of coffee. LOVE THESE!

  7. Heather Palmer

    5 stars
    2nd time making these! I tried a different “Lasso” recipe last week and it just wasn’t the same. This recipe is the real deal. Their in the oven now and it smells sooooo good!! Thank you for sharing this!

  8. So good! I was wondering… where did you get the box? 🙂

  9. 5 stars
    Loved this recipe! SO EASY and the taste is divine. Gonna serve this with Thanksgiving (orange sprinkles) and also for Christmas (red/green sprinkles). Do you know if they freeze well?

    • Hi Sylvie, I’m so glad you liked the biscuits!! Such a cute idea with the sprinkles. I’ve never had a chance to try freezing them since we always eat them so quickly ? however, I will test for it tomorrow and let you know in the next few days how they do!

  10. 4 stars
    These are a tasty treat. I became curious about the recipe watching Rebecca savor each bite! Thank you for sharing! I may add some finely chopped pecans sometime.

  11. 5 stars
    These are delicious, I sprinkled a little white sugar on the top after baked.

  12. 4 stars
    Hello! I just finished making the dough and have it chilling in the fridge. I feel like I might have done something wrong though? My dough is pretty thin once it’s been pressed into the loaf pan. I measured all of the ingredients correctly and am wondering if they’re just thinner than I thought? Do you know if I’d be able to double the recipe and make them thicker? Thank you!

    • 5 stars
      @Maia this happened to me as well. I just used a smaller pan. But every time since (I’ve made these A LOT!) I double the recipe and use a 9×9 pan. It’s the perfect thicknesss and you get a TON of Lasso’s. I just cut the batch I made and I got 21 Lasso’s (and I’m drooling!! Can’t wait for them to cook)

    • Hi Maia,

      The Ted Lasso Biscuits are about an inch to an inch and a half thick. If they were way too thin then it’s possible you were using a larger tin, I use an 8×4 loaf pan when making these biscuits. I realize now that measurement wasn’t on the recipe card, so thank you for bringing that to my attention to add in. The recipe can be doubled or tripled to make the biscuits thicker and or fit a larger pan!

      I’m sorry about any difficulties you may have had, but thank you for trying out the recipe, and I hope you enjoyed them!

  13. 5 stars
    If you’re reading the comments to see if these are good….I promise you they are!!! I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve made this recipe. It’s so easy and uses just a few ingredients (that I always have on hand). I’ve left several comments because I’m so in love with this recipe and how delicious they are. Thank you Healthy Hearty Kitchen!

    • Thanks so much for your kind words! I definitely have made this recipe countless times, as well. I’m so glad you love these biscuits as much as I do! 🙂

  14. 3 stars
    I followed the recipe verbatim but mine were bland. Hardly tasting sweet. Suggestions? The consistency was turbo and the baking 100% but just no sweetness?

    • Hi Sonia,
      These shortbread biscuits definitely are not on the overly sweet side, however that is strange! I use regular granulated white sugar for this recipe. I’m not sure why they came out bland for you, I would suggest maybe doubling the sugar next time!

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