Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This recipe came from a 1960's calendar my mom has. She would make these every Christmas for me. Now I make them every year. They melt in your mouth. Not sure on the exact yield, it depends on what size cookie cutters you use.


  1. Cream butter & add sugar gradually.
  2. Mix in almond flavoring.
  3. Cream thoroughly.
  4. Add flour 1/4 cup at a time.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Divide dough into several portions.
  7. Flatten one portion at a time on lightly floured surface with hands.
  8. Roll out smooth with lightly floured rolling pin.
  9. Cut into desired shapes & place on ungreased cookie sheets.
  10. Bake at 325°F for 10-15 minutes until golden brown around edges.
Most Helpful

5 5

This was my first time making shortbread cookies, and they turned out so good! So easy too! Thanks!

5 5

Definetily the worst cookie I ever had

5 5

So good! First time making these and the dough was easy to roll out and the cookies were simply delicious! Will make these again for sure!!

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