These easy shortbread cookies are perfect for any time. They have only four ingredients you probably already have in your pantry and fridge. I love making these when I am done with my classes, tired, and want something sweet.

#SpoonTip: take these to the next level by adding chopped pecans, chocolate chips, or a splash of vanilla extract.

Shortbread Cookies

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:30 mins
  • Total Time:40 mins
  • Servings:10
  • Easy


  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 cup all purpose flour- gluten free can be used also
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
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  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 325°F and grease a cookie sheet or an 8x8 pan and set it aside. Then, add the flour, salt and sugar into a bowl and whisk them together.

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  • Step 2

    Add the cold butter to the dry ingredients and mix the butter in with your hands (similar to how you'd make biscuits). The texture should be like thick sand.

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  • Step 3

    Take the dough out of the bowl and put it onto a greased cookie sheet. I prefer to wrap the dough in cling wrap first to form a log, which makes the dough easier to handle. Now, spread out the dough evenly on the pan. You can also opt to sprinkle sugar on top of the dough to give it an extra touch of sweetness.

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  • Step 4

    Place the cookie sheet into the preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. When finished baking, take the cookies out of the oven and let them cool for about 5 minutes. While still warm, cut the cookies on the pan and allow them to cool. All that's left now is to share the cookies with friends or eat them all by yourself (I'm not judging).

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In the mood for other sweet treats? Check these recipes out:

Nutella and Oreo Cookie Bars

Lucky Charms Milkshakes

Vegan Hummingbird Cupcakes