Simple Shortbread Cookies

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Something so simple yet so necessary to daily life. Wonderful dunked in a cup of milky coffee or tea.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add flour, mix well.
  3. Roll out and cut into desired shapes, place on parchment paper.
  4. Bake at 350°F until pale golden.


Most Helpful

Delicious, delightful, delicate cookies. I added 1/4 t. salt just because I like a little salt with my sweet. I scooped them with my small cookie scoop, made a dent with my thumb, and filled with raspberry perserves. My whole family loved them.

Easycookn October 23, 2007

Excellent. I melted the butter in the microwave, added the powdered sugar, blended, added the flour, waited 20 minutes, and started baking. This is one VERY good cookie!

Chef Henri Kingfish December 13, 2009

Delicious and so easy! I made these a little different than stated, because I wanted to use them as a base for a cookie bar I was experimenting around with. I halved the recipe and pressed it into the bottom of a parchment lined 11x7 pan instead of rolling it out and then baked as directed. Thanks for a great recipe, Mirj!

~cbw~ March 03, 2004

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