Momma's Shortbread

Recipe by KitchenKelly

This is the best, but don't tell my grandma! She and my mom compete about who has the best shortbread--my vote goes to my mom. I love this stuff, it's so dense yet it melts in your mouth at the same time. It brings me back to my childhood.

Top Review by Tinkerbell

Another 5 star! I guess your momma & granny are gonna have to duke it out a little longer cause I can't decide which one's better! We made both recipes today to compare. This was DH's favorite of the two. I liked that it made a little thicker cookie & a larger quantity. I used my KA mixer to whip up the dough & it was ready in a flash (even with my 3 yr old helping measure the flour! ;)). The only thing I would note is that this recipe was baked (slightly over-baked actually) in 37 minutes. Thank you, Kelly, for sharing your family's recipes with us. We really enjoyed our shortbread making day! :) Made for Fall 2009 Pick A Chef. You were adopted! :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and knead until well blended and a soft dough forms (I just use my hands to blend it all together.takes a little work, you can use a wooden spoon if you like).
  3. Pat dough into a 9x13-inch baking dish and puncture with fork about every inch.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes.

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