Ted Lasso’s shortbread biscuits

Are you a fan of Ted Lasso on Apple TV? If so, then you should be intimately familiar with the shortbread biscuits that Ted bakes for his boss everyday. These are the official recipe from the show!

Ted Lasso's shortbread biscuits

My husband and I are always on the hunt for new series to watch on television. Some of our recent favorites have included Cobra Kai, Killing Eve, and The Mandalorian, to name a few. One series that my husband heard about (which I initially had doubts about) was Ted Lasso. One, I’m not a fan of soccer, and two, I am not that familiar with Jason Sudeikis. How good could this show actually be?

After the first episode, I was convinced. I came to root for Ted, who is a former collegiate football coach who moved to London to be a head soccer coach. The characters were funny, and some of their lines were downright hilarious. If I had a nickel for every time Roy Kent dropped an f-bomb, I could retire.

Ted Lasso's shortbread biscuits

Anyway, Ted bakes his famous shortbread biscuits (cookies) for his boss Rebecca every day. He packages them in a nice pink box and gives it to her. Rebecca initially disliked the idea but came to depend on the biscuits to get through her morning.

Well, folks, this is the official recipe for those biscuits! The Today Show got a hold of the recipe from Apple TV, so I tried them out for myself.

Ted Lasso's shortbread biscuits

I baked my biscuits in a 9″x13″ pan, and they were on the thinner side. They did end up cracking a bit, but the flavor was fantastic. They were crisp and buttery and would probably go well with some tea or coffee (not that I drink either).

Go Richmond!

Husband’s rating: 3.5 out of 5
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My rating: 4 out of 5

Ted Lasso's shortbread biscuits

If you are a fan of the Ted Lasso series on Apple TV, then you will no doubt be familiar with the shortbread biscuits that Ted makes for his boss. This is the official recipe.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Chilling time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Bars, Cookies
Servings: 24
Author: Eva Bakes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks or 16 Tablespoons) unsalted butter room temperature
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar


  • Generously grease or line a 9"x13" baking pan if you want thinner biscuits. If you prefer them to be thicker, prepare an 8"x8" pan instead. Set aside.
  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour and salt and set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or in a large bowl if using a handheld mixer, cream the butter on medium high speed until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the powdered sugar and continue mixing until the mixture is pale and fluffy.
  • Turn the mixer to low and slowly add in the dry ingredients. Mix until everything comes together.
  • Transfer to your prepared pan and smooth out the top. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 300°F.
  • Use a knife to cut the batter into squares (or rectangles, if you're trying to stay true to the show).
  • If you are baking with a 9"x13" pan, bake for about 45 minutes or until the tops turn a light golden color. The edges will be a bit darker. If baking in an 8"x8" pan, you should check around the 45 minute mark and may need to bake an additional 15 minutes or so. The center should be firm and not soft.
  • Allow the biscuits to cool before slicing again and serving.


Leftovers should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature and will last several days.
Source: The Today Show via Apple TV

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