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Shortbread cookie recipe
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5 from 21 votes

Shortbread Cookies

This shortbread cookie recipe is one of the simplest recipes I know. With only four ingredients you can make a delicious light, butter cookie that is perfect for any day. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20
Calories: 65kcal


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour


  • Heat oven to 375•]
  • In a large bowl, mix together softened butter, sugar and vanilla
  • Add flour to the mixture about ½ cup at a time and mix well.
  • Roll dough on lightly floured surface until ½ inch thick.
  • Use a cookie cutter and place cut cookies onto a greased or lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake 13-15 minutes.
  • Let cool 5 minutes before removing from cookie sheet.


Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg