By Mirj on October 07, 2002
Photo by Dine & Dish
Photo by Dine & Dish
"Something so simple yet so necessary to daily life. Wonderful dunked in a cup of milky coffee or tea."
Serving Size: 1 (22 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 24
"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."
"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!"
"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!"
"Made this on 3 days in a row because my boys and I couldn't get enough of them! My 6 year old added milk chocolate chips to the recipe and they turned out great! One suggestion that made them formed more evenly, therefore baked much better, was to form the dough into a roll in aluminum foil and let it sit in the fridge for about an hour, then take it out and slice it into 1/4 inch thick cookies. It was much easier than rolling out the dough and getting all the cookies the same size. My Mom even asked for the recipe tonight after experimenting! Thanks!"
"I just used this recipe in a primary school cooking class. It was a smashing success. If you have a problem with it being too dry (which can happen after rolling out a few times) just add a tiny bit of water and it'll be the perfect consistency. Thanks for a super simple, delecable cookie recipe!"
"Delicious and simple. baked about 10 min. Thanks for posting."
"These are simply amazing! I had a craving for shortbread cookies and wanted some in a hurry and this recipe was the answer. They are so delicious, fast and easy to make. This has immediately found a spot in my list of all-time favorite recipes."
"These are very yummy and super easy! I found that to roll them out, I needed to add quite a bit more flour though, as it was kind of a sticky dough. I was thankful there was no chill time, I bake with 3 little boys & a baby--I don't have time to chill the dough, then cut it out, then bake it. :) Thank you for the simple recipe that was quick to make with my kids!!"
"These cookies are OFF THE HOOK! I used 2 cake pans and patted the dough into the pans and cooked them like that then cut them into small squares. DELICIOUS!"
"These are so buttery! They are about the only cookie I can eat one of and be satisfied. The recipe works with granulated sugar instead of powdered too."
"wonderful! I found they weren't too sticky, but just right if you aren't stingy with the flour on the table and rolling pin. They come out nice and flaky if you don't over work the dough. I added 1/2 cup of crushed pecans once (my favorite way) and dipped a side of each in melted chocolate once, which was also nice, but they are good even just plain. thank you for such an easy recipe!"
"This is the first time I have ever made or eaten homemade shortbread cookies. My oldest is headed off to college in the fall. I'm looking for good mail to college cookie recipes. I thought gosh these are so simple they just can't be very good. Actually, they're excellent. I was sure they had too little sugar or needed vanilla. But I followed the recipe. The only thing I did differently was shape the dough into a rectangle, chill then slice and bake. I also sifted the flour. The recipe is good as it is written I think. I'm glad I tried these. They were simple and yummy. Watch out though these are rich! In my excitement I ate four of them. Now I wish I hadn't haha. Next time I will control myself. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe."
"Simple and nice recipe. Found I had to add a little more melted butter to make it bind, despite weighing ingredients.
Will make again."
"Thanks Mirj:) This is simple and delicious;)"
"Absolutely delicious and easy to boot."
"Oh man! These are good.... I used a little pumpkin pie spice and vanilla in mine, but they're wonderful."
"I reduced this recipe down to 12 servings, and used a non stick cookie sheet instead of the parchment paper. I cooked them for 15 minutes and they turned out great."
"I had the same problem as CookingForThree. The dough was suuuper dry. I had to add almost double the butter, as well as some vanilla to moisten it up. I'm not sure what happened..."
"I don't know what I could possibly have done wrong, but I was unable to roll these cookies out. They weren't moist enough, not even to roll into balls. (Oddly it's the opposite problem of another reviewer.) I was able to hand form them into shape before baking. They do taste good though. They are similar to Uncle Bill's recipe, but I think though the ingredients are the same, the ratios are different, so I'll be trying that for a rolled cookie next."