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Easy Shortbread Cookie Recipe

These easy Shortbread Cookies only have three ingredients, and require just a few minutes of prep time. You will love how they melt in your mouth!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 48 minutes
Servings 28
Calories 153 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups salted butter softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour


  1. Beat butter till soft and creamy. Add powdered sugar and beat till smooth.

  2. Stir in flour till mixture is well combined; press dough together till it forms a ball.

  3. Flatten dough and place in a gallon sized ziplock bag, close the bag tightly. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough 1/4" thick inside the bag. It will form a perfect square inside the bag!

  4. Carefully cut away the sides of the bag. Use a knife or pizza cutter to cut the dough into rectangle shapes.

  5. Place cookies on ungreased cookie sheets about an inch apart. Place pans in the refrigerator.

  6. While the cookies are chilling, preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Bake cookies for 15-18 minutes or till the bottom edges are barely turning light brown.

  7. Let cookies cool on the pan for a few minutes, then remove to cooling racks.

  8. If desired drizzle cooled cookies with melted chocolate.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Shortbread Cookie Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 153 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 87mg4%
Potassium 17mg0%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 304IU6%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.