Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread cookies are indulgent, buttery treats.  With just 3 ingredients, what’s not to like?  Shortbread cookies are great with a cup of tea or served with ice cream, but I like them best straight out to the oven!

I usually make shortbread cookies as one of my holiday cookies, but they are great as an alternative to the chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies I usually make.


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix butter and sugar in large bowl.
  • Stir in flour.  If dough is crumbly, mix in an additional 1 to 2 tablespoons of softened butter.
  • Roll dough to 1/2 inch thickness and cut dough with cookie cutters into desired shapes.  The dough can even be cut with a knife into wedges or strips for interesting designs.
  • Bake about 20 minutes or until set.
  • Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
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