Fool Proof Shortbread Cookies

The thought of baking shortbread can be daunting but what if I said these cookies have just three ingredients? Yes, THREE!

Foolproof Shortbread Cookies

Next time your sweet tooth is tingling and there’s no sweet treats in your cupboard, fear not! Just three kitchen staples will culminate in the most delectable, buttery cookies. Perfect for accompanying your tea or coffee but are also adorable wrapped up in a neat little package and given as a gift.

In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day and in celebration of my upcoming national holiday, I’ve made use of my shamrock cookie cutter to make these larger than usual (who’s complaining?) cookies!

Fool Proof Shortbread Cookies
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Servings Prep Time
12-15 cookies 5 minutes
Cook Time
12-15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12-15 cookies 5 minutes
Cook Time
12-15 minutes
Fool Proof Shortbread Cookies
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
12-15 cookies 5 minutes
Cook Time
12-15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12-15 cookies 5 minutes
Cook Time
12-15 minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F/180C
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. Mix the butter and powdered sugar together until smooth and creamy
  4. Add the flour one cup at a time until a dough is formed (dumping it all in at once will make your life a lot more difficult!)
  5. Shape the dough into a large ball
  6. Dust your counter top with powdered sugar
  7. Roll the dough about 1/4 inch thick (If you want your cookies thicker remember to compensate your baking time!)
  8. Use a cookie cutter of your choice and carefully lift onto baking sheet (I recommend rounds on your first attempt as shapes tend to crumble!)
  9. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the cookies are golden around the edges
  10. Cool on a wire rack
    Fool Proof Shortbread Cookie Method
Recipe Notes

 

Foolproof Shortbread Cookies

Looking for something for the kiddos? Then try these adorable Leprechaun Hats from The Cake Blog!

Are you baking something special this St. Patrick’s Day?

 

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31 Comments

  1. It looks Yum and simple to bake…can’t wait to try this! Have pinned it for my reference. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us!

  2. I’ve always loved shortbread cookies and these look delicious and eastbound make. Will give it a try soon.

  3. I like the idea of baking and cooking but I don’t do it too often because of all the work that’s involve 😛 This is my kind of recipes though, fast and easy. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Hi Amy,

    I will have to try this recipe! It sounds pretty simple and that is something I look for in recipes 😉

    I hope you have found the South to be a welcoming place. We try our best to be hospitable down here 🙂

  5. I love shortbread and am so excited to try these out! The best part is that I have everything to make them right now! So good! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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