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Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Our Shortbread Cookies Recipe are a classic European Cookie that goes perfectly with hot chocolate, coffee, or tea. We love how simple these short bread cookies are to make with only four ingredients. 

These easy, buttery Short Bread Cookies by www.cookingwithruthie.com are a delight to add to any gathering! They're a classic English cookie that goes perfectly with coffee or tea.

Why we love Shortbread Cookies Recipe

My Gram loved Shortbread Cookies. She always had a tin of the Dansk Butter Cookies around for all of us to enjoy…. you know them, right?! What’s not love about them except that they’re even BETTER homemade!  Oh my.

Today’s Shortbread Cookies are so simple to make. You’ve just got to try them then you’ll never buy another tin again! 🙂

 

These easy, buttery Short Bread Cookies by www.cookingwithruthie.com are a delight to add to any gathering! They're a classic English cookie that goes perfectly with coffee or tea.

Ingredients in Shortbread Cookies Recipe

  • butter
  • powdered sugar
  • vanilla
  • all-purpose flour

These easy, buttery Short Bread Cookies by www.cookingwithruthie.com are a delight to add to any gathering! They're a classic English cookie that goes perfectly with coffee or tea.

How to make Shortbread Cookies Recipe

  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • In large bowl, beat butter, powdered sugar and vanilla with spoon.
  • Stir in flour.
  • (If dough is crumbly, mix in 1 to 2 tablespoons butter, softened.)
  • Roll dough 1/2 inch thick on lightly floured surface.
  • Cut into small rounds using cookie cutters.
  • Place 1/2 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until set and bottoms are light golden brown.
  • Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
  • Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

These easy, buttery Short Bread Cookies by www.cookingwithruthie.com are a delight to add to any gathering! They're a classic English cookie that goes perfectly with coffee or tea.

How to store Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Our shortbread cookies recipe will store really well for many weeks. Simply place them in an airtight container or toss them in the freezer bag and into the freezer. 

They are perfect to serve to any guests who drop by the house! 

Yield: 36

Short Bread Cookies Recipe

Shortbread Cookies on www.cookingwithruthie.com go beautifully with your morning coffee or tea!

Our Shortbread Cookies Recipe are a classic European Cookie that goes perfectly with hot chocolate, coffee, or tea.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. In large bowl, beat butter, powdered sugar and vanilla with spoon.
  3. Stir in flour.
  4. (If dough is crumbly, mix in 1 to 2 tablespoons butter, softened.)
  5. Roll dough 1/2 inch thick on lightly floured surface.
  6. Cut into small rounds using cookie cutters.
  7. Place 1/2 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until set and bottoms are light golden brown.
  9. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
  10. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 86Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 41mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

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Shortbread Cookies on www.cookingwithruthie.com go beautifully with your morning coffee or tea!

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  1. Mary Lou says:

    Can I use these to make my thumbprint cookies?

  2. PC byrne says:

    Could this batter be spread into an edged pan and Baked? Would there be any changes to the time or temperature settings?

  3. Kim says:

    DO you have to roll them out?

  4. M says:

    Is it powder sugar or granulated?? just trying to confirm as I have parents for GS using this recipe. Thanks!

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