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4 from 2 votes

Shortbread Cookies

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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas cookies, cookies, shortbread cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 126kcal
Author: Kasey Schwartz


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperautre and cut into pieces


  • In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat butter and vanilla extract until creamed.
  • Add confectioners sugar and salt; mix until combined.
  • Scrape bowl down and add flour ¼ cup at a time while beating on low.
  • Scrape bowl with a spatula and mix until combined.
  • Shape the dough into a rectangle, wrap in plastic and chill until firm. At least an hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350F Use a sharp knife to cut 1/2 inch thick slices or you can use a round cookie cutter.
  • Place slices, spaced at least an inch apart onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes, rotating baking sheet in the oven halfway through.
  • Transfer to a wire sheet to cool.


Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 236IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg