Thursday, March 11, 2021

Ted Lasso's "Biscuits with the Boss" Shortbread

If you’ve watched the Apple TV+ show Ted Lasso, you are familiar with his famous biscuits. He brings them to his daily morning meetings (in adorable little pink boxes) with his boss & pretty soon she is addicted. Even if you have not seen this hit show (BTW: Jason Sudeikis won Best Actor in a television series - comedy or musical at last week’s Golden Globes; you really should try to see it, it’s one of the most positive, uplifting, happy things I’ve seen in a long, long time), the show’s biscuits have taken over the internet food world and are really worth making. They are super-easy and come together very quickly. 

As a quick aside, the show is about an American football coach who relocates to England to lead a professional British soccer team (with absolutely no knowledge of soccer). You can imagine the situations that ensue.

I made them last week and let me tell you, they are fabulous. They are very much like a traditional English shortbread, but a bit more sweet and chewy, rather than crunchy. Of course, you can tamp down the sugar if you like (I might do that myself next time). They keep very well in an airtight container (I have not tried freezing them yet, but I would imagine they freeze well). They are the perfect accompaniment to your morning coffee (or tea, if you’re following along the classic British lines), or even as an after-dinner sweet. 

If you make these biscuits, leave a note below to let me know what you think. Have a great day!

Ted Lasso’s “Biscuits with the Boss” Shortbread


1 C unsalted butter, softened, cut into pieces, plus more for greasing the pan

2 C all-purpose flour

1/2 C granulated sugar

1 t pure vanilla extract

1/2 t fine sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9” square baking pan with butter. Line bottom and sides of pan with parchment paper, leaving a 1” overhang on all sides. Set aside.
  2. Beat butter, flour, sugar, vanilla, and salt with a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment on low speed until mixture is well-combined and just beginning to come together, 45 seconds to one minute.
  3. Using your hands, press dough evenly into prepared pan. If mixture is too sticky, place a sheet of parchment paper on top of dough and press into pan (remove parchment before baking).
  4. Bake until edges are golden brown, 30-35 minutes. Remove from oven, and cool completely in pan, about one hour. Using parchment as handles, lift biscuits from pan.
  5. Cut into 18 rectangles. Store in airtight container.

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