Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread is one of my all time favourite types of cookies! This recipe is so easy to make and do the cookies ever turn out delicious! They can stay plain OR they can be decorated with holiday “sprinkles”.

Shortbread Cookies

1 lb soft butter
1 cup sifted icing sugar
1 cup sifted cornstarch
3 cups flour

In an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar to a creamy mixture. Gradually add the cornstarch. Beat well. Beat and blend in the flour until very smooth mixture. Drop by small tsp onto ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake in 275-300 degree oven for 30 minutes. Edges should NOT brown (that means they are over done). Baking Shortbread cookies to perfection really is an art. It has taken me years to perfect it.

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12 Responses to Shortbread Cookies

  1. Annie1 says:

    I adore shortbread! I have fond memories of making it with my mom. This recipe is really quite simple; I’ll have to get my butt in gear and make some!


    Anne Taylor

  2. caroneko says:

    I LOVE shortbread and this looks so easy. Thanks! I’m definitely going to try it.

  3. Tania B says:

    My Gramma would always make plain shortbread cookies at Christmas and I am going to finally try my hand at it this year. I lurv shortbread!

  4. el03ro says:

    December 7
    I am so pleased with your shortbread recipe. It is basically the same as mine. I had lost track of the amounts and could not find this same recipe anywhere. Thank you as some in my family really love these cookies and look forward to having them at this time of year.-Elva Roberts

  5. Areta says:

    Love to try this! Thanks!

  6. Debbie B says:

    I love shortbread, don’t know why I don’t make them more often

  7. I love shortbread and this recipe looks super easy

  8. jopfoh says:

    what an easy recipe thank you so much for posting

  9. WisteriaGirl says:

    I love shortbread cookies. I wanted to find a recipe that I can use a cookie cutter with…do you think I could use this one? I love Walker’s Shortbread Cookies in the round and would like to start thinking about baking for the holidays 🙂

  10. Darlene W says:

    My Aunt Flora makes the greatest shortbread, she is from Scotland

  11. elizamatt says:

    I love shortbread. My sister-in-law is a Scot and so I have been able to enjoy the very best, melt in your mouth shortbreads. 🙂

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