Grandma's Shortbread Cookies

Total Time
Prep 35 mins
Cook 15 mins

These are the "Melt in your Mouth" type of shortbread cookies that you can't have just one! Whenever I make these for the Christmas holidays, I need to make extras, protect them while they cool and hide them once they are packaged so that the family doesn't consume them all before the Christmas gathering!

Ingredients Nutrition


  2. Mix all ingredients with mixer. Chill in refrigerator for 1/2 hour. Roll 1 tsp at a time into balls and place onto cookie sheet. Press thumb into ball to 1/2 way point. Place cookies sheet in oven on high rack and bake at 325°F for 12 - 15 minutes or until golden on the bottom.
  3. Option - once you have pressed the tsp size balls, freeze on a cookie sheet and place them an airtight bag. Freeze until needed. Let sit on cookie sheet at room temperature for 20 minutes before cooking.


Most Helpful

I have been searching for a shortbread recipe that reminds me of my grandmother's cookies... and this is it! These are SOOOO good - they don't last long!

Ecossaise December 15, 2010

These were really tasty. As is, they are light and buttery and not too sweet. Thanks for the recipe! I think next time I might add a little powdered sugar-based glaze on top for a little extra burst of sweetness - or maybe put a little extra powdered sugar on top. Edited to rate it from 4 to 5 stars! After this sat for about 2 hours, I tried them again and oh my word! Absolutely DELISH - wouldn't change a thing!! At first, they don't seem sweet but when they are completely cool, they are PERFECT!

Radish4ever December 07, 2009

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