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shortbread cookie recipe

Classic Shortbread Cookies

Buttery goodness in these easy to make cookies everyone loves.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies, shortbread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 40


  • 4 sticks butter (2 cups) room temperature
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour - scooped not spooned & leveled


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  • Line baking sheets with parchment paper & set aside.
  • Place all the ingredients in a large bowl & mix until completely combined
  • Roll out onto a lightly floured surface
  • Cut shapes using your favorite cookie cutters - or go classic with the round.
  • Transfer to prepared baking sheets.
  • Poke with a fork to prevent cookies from losing their shape
  • Bake 20 minutes or until light, golden brown
  • Transfer to a wire rack to cool