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Shortbread Cookies
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Shortbread Cookies

Get perfect Shortbread Cookies every time with this buttery, yet sweet Shortbread Cookie Recipe. Just in time for Christmas Cookie exchanges!
Course Cookies, Dessert, Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas Cookies, shortbread cookie recipe, shortbread cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 130kcal
Author Lauren

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line two lightly colored baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, add in butter, sugar, vanilla, and flour. (Be sure to fluff your flour before measuring to get an accurate measurement.) Mix slowly until a crumbly dough forms. It will look like crumbs in the stand mixer, but when squeezed together in your hands will hold its shape.
  • Form dough into a ball and roll in between parchment paper to 1/3-1/2-inch thick. Cut into small 3-inch circles (or any shape desired**) and place onto prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake 12-15 minutes or until the bottoms of the cookies are barely golden brown. Cool 5 minutes on hot baking trays before transferring to cooling racks.
  • Store in airtight containers for up to 5 days.

Notes

**feel free to scoop and roll shortbread cookie dough into smooth balls and indenting with a fork.

Nutrition

Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 236IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg