3 Ingredient Melt in Your Mouth Shortbread Cookies

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Leslie

This is my favourite shortbread cookie, and I always have the ingredients on hand. So simple to make and so delicious, it produces a very delicate shortbread that is sure to please.

Top Review by Nicole W.

A great quick treat! Recipe is very simple and the end product melts in your mouth. I used a teaspoon to drop the cookies and got a fleet of these bite-sized melters. I baked two ways, one was dusting the dropped dough with granulated sugar and flattening down the cookie - this resulted in a more crispy cookie, which tasted fine, but I preferred the cookies straight from the dough drop - any irregularities on top baked to a golden brown which looked and tasted delicious. Perfect with a glass of milk.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine all ingredients and mix for a FULL 10 minutes.
  3. Yes, I said a full 10 minutes!
  4. Mixture will start out very dry and crumbly but will become batter like after the full 10 minutes.
  5. I like to use my stand mixer for this, but a hand mixer will do the trick if it is a strong one.
  6. Drop from teaspoons or a piping bag onto a cookie sheet, I find teaspoons work best.
  7. Decorate with maraschino cherries or sprinkles if you feel fancy.
  8. Bake for approx 15 minutes or until bottoms are very lightly brown.
  9. Watch that the tops don't turn brown!

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