Total Time
Prep 8 mins
Cook 25 mins


  1. Beat butter and sugar until fluffy.
  2. Blend in vanilla.
  3. Add 2 cups flour, 1 cup at a time.
  4. Roll out on floured surface; cut into 2 inch squares.
  5. Put on ungreased cookie sheet; prick the tops with a fork.
  6. Bake at 325* for 25 minutes or until top is very light brown.
Most Helpful

Simply put, Fantastic. These were so easy and wonderful. I didn't roll them out but instead made little button like cookies and the kids loved them, probably because I let them have more than I normaly would. I will make these again for sure. Thank you for sharing.

dayla November 11, 2002

These were so simple to make but tasted great. Next time I'd chill the dough a while to make the dough easier to handle.

Dana Mae May 09, 2003

These cookies were delicious! I halfed the recipe as I just wanted a small amount of goodies in the house and that worked great. Obviously I rolled them too thin as my yield was about 18 cookies, but not to worry, they still were perfect shortbread consistency. They kept well in a ziploc until the last bite!

judithmoran February 24, 2010