Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread Cookie Recipe
Shortbread Cookie Recipe. Photo (c) Closet Cooking
  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 6 cookies (6 servings)
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While the holidays are a perfect excuse for a batch of shortbread cookies, these crumbly, melt-in-your-mouth treats are great anytime. This classic shortbread recipe comes courtesy of Kevin, from the blog Closet Cooking.

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter (unsalted, at room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup sugar (granulated)

How to Make It

1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.

2. Mix the flour and salt in a small bowl. In a large bowl and using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Reduce the mixer speed to low, and beat in the flour mixture to form a dough.

3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a rectangle (about 1/4-in thick). Cut into 3 strips, and then each strip into 6 equal pieces.

(Or cut out into any shapes that you want.)

4. Arrange the pieces on a baking sheet(s) lined with parchment paper. Bake until lightly brown, 8 to 10 minutes.

5. Transfer the baking sheet(s) to a wire rack and let cool for 2 to 3 minutes, then transfer the cookies to the rack and let cool completely.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 403
Total Fat 33 g
Saturated Fat 20 g
Unsaturated Fat 10 g
Cholesterol 81 mg
Sodium 239 mg
Carbohydrates 27 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 2 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)