TSR Version of Girl Scout Shortbread Cookies by Todd Wilbur

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 1 hr 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

From www.TopSecretRecipes.com. It's too bad you can only get Girl Scout Cookies once a year--until now!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the shortening, sugar, vanilla, and salt with an electric mixer.
  2. Add the egg and beat mixture until it's fluffy.
  3. Add the baking soda and mix for about 20 seconds, then add the buttermilk and mix for an additional 30 seconds.
  4. In another bowl, combine the flour and baking powder.
  5. Pour dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix well with an electric mixer until flour is incorporated.
  6. Roll the dough into a ball, cover it with plastic wrap and then chill it for 1 hour.
  7. Preheat oven to 325°.
  8. Roll dough out on a well floured surface to 1/8 inch thick and punch out cookies with a 1 1/2 to 2 inch cutter.
  9. Arrange cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  10. Bake for 12/15 minutes or until golden brown.
Most Helpful

I made these cookies yesterday, and it turned out good. A tip though, I HATE rolling out dough and cutting out cookies so before I chilled the dough I rolled it into logs in wax paper. After chilling I sliced it about 1/4 inch thick and baked them, it worked great and was less fuss than rolling and cutting.

CookbookCarrie January 22, 2003

Good copycat! I wasn't able to squeeze out 60 cookies more like 45.

Rook January 13, 2003

This recipe was created by Todd Wilbur for his book entitled "Even More Top Secret Recipes" (Penguin/Putnam 2002)

tsrweb March 22, 2011