Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a great recipe for light and flaky cookies! My family loves them. I like to have one with a cup of coffee....


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Cream butter and brown sugar. Add 3 to 3 3/4 cups flour. Mix well.
  3. Sprinkle board with the remaining flour. Knead for 5 minutes, adding enough flour to make a soft dough.
  4. Roll to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut-out with cookie cutter. Prick with fork and place on ungreased baking sheets.
  5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
Most Helpful

How did I forget to rate this after all this time! One word - YUM! No eggs (good for me) and easy. Thanks for posting!

cookingpompom August 10, 2012

WOW! Despite the positive reviews, I also didn't expect much from such a simple recipe when I picked it, but figured it was so simple it was worth a shot. I was pleasantly surprised! It took about 3/34 to 4 cups of flour, plus the flour on the kneading board, to get this dough to a consistency that could be cut and transferred to cookie sheets. I used half salted butter and half unsalted butter; next time I will use all salted butter as I did feel the cookies needed that little extra oomph. I will also probably use a little more brown sugar, maybe a 1/4 cup, but that's my personal preference as I would like them just a little sweeter when I serve them at my office Christmas party. However, the amount of sugar in the recipe does produce a very nice shortbread cookie that is perfect with coffee. This recipe gets five stars for being easy and delicious, the best of everything!!!

jujusmommy December 09, 2007

These cookies are tender & delicious! I love the almost-carmelized flavor that the brown sugar brings. I cut the recipe in half; used salted butter and liked that tiny hint of salt with the sweet. I meant to add a bit of my homemade vanilla-rum extract, but forgot; next time! Thank you so much, Chef Vseward!

ladyjaypee1 May 07, 2007