Shortbread Cookies

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Lorrie in Montreal

An heirloom recipe passed down from my Mother...I make them every Christmas no matter what!

Top Review by billikers

These cookies were very tasty and easy to mix up. I would definitely caution though, to watch really carefully when they are in the oven until you figure out how long to leave your cookies in - otherwise you will have a batch of burnt ones. :( But the ones I didn't burn were great!! :) Thank you!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir the softened butter and sugar together until well mixed.
  2. Add in the flour a cup at a time; you may have to knead in the last cup but don't over mix the dough.
  3. At this point I separate the dough roll into 3 logs about 2 inches in diameter and chill them slightly.
  4. If you are real adventurous you can roll the dough out and use cookie cutters.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°.
  6. Once they are chilled enough to slice them, place the slices on an ungreased cookie sheet. You can make them thin or thick (I like them about an 1/8 of an inch), just bake until the underneath is slightly golden.
  7. They are nicest if you can hide them away for a couple of weeks in a tin, Mum always said they got *shorter* I think it meant richer and more buttery tasting.
  8. I only make these at Christmas and you can decorate them with sprinkles if you like before baking.

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