Shortbread Cookies are a classic cookie recipe everyone should know. They’re simple in appearance, but their rich, buttery flavor makes it impossible to eat just one!
All-purpose flour Powdered sugar Kosher salt Vanilla extract Unsalted butter
Beat the butter and vanilla extract in a stand mixer using the paddle attachment until creamed. Add the confectioners’ sugar and salt and mix until combined.
Scrape down the bowl and add the flour ¼ cup at a time while beating on low speed.
Scrape down the bowl again, then transfer the dough to a large piece of plastic wrap and pat it into a rectangle. Wrap and chill for at least an hour, or until firm.
Preheat your oven to 350ºF. Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into 1/2-inch-thick slices or cut the dough with a cookie cutter.
Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes. Let the cookies sit on the cookie sheet for a minute before transferring them to wire racks to finish cooling.
Transfer the cookies to a rack to cool completely. Then, enjoy!