First baking for her friends and family who loved the home baked taste, her husband Bill, a Drum Major, thought it was so good he decided to use her baking to help raise funds for the local Huntly pipe band. Their touring helped to spread her shortbread’s fame far and wide. Soon the aroma of home baking would fill the town as Helen established her own small bakery to meet with demand. Over the years Dean’s reputation has continued to grow with more and more customers enjoying Helen’s delicious shortbread.

Today Dean’s is still a family run business priding itself on using time honoured handcrafted baking methods. As well as traditional shortbread, Dean’s have continued to develop new and exciting recipes over the years creating a truly mouth watering product range.

Dean’s new cheese bites are baked with extra mature cheddar cheese for an intensely savoury nibble, perfect to enjoy with a glass of wine. Dean’s recent collaboration with Steven Brown (one of Scotland’s most popular contemporary artists), has resulted in a range of beautifully presented all butter shortbread & ginger cookie gift tins, featuring Steven’s most popular designs. You’ll also find Steven Brown Art single serve shortbread packs, perfect for the hospitality trade.

All products are hand-baked in small batches in order to guarantee Dean’s unique, melt in the mouth taste.