Super Easy Shortbread Cookies

Posted: November 30

Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Yield: 16 cookies

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Super Easy Shortbread Cookies are, just as the name says, super easy to make! These cookies are sweet confections that melt in your mouth. They’re so simple and delicious, you’ll want to pop them in the oven every time you have a sweet tooth! Make Super Easy Shortbread Cookies for your next gathering, or just make some for yourself to enjoy at home whenever you need some sweetness!


10 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, optional
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour


Step 1

Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and vanilla extract together until it is creamed.

Step 2

Add the confectioners' sugar and salt, mixing it all together until it is fully combined.

Step 3

Scrape down the bowl to make sure everything is incorporated.

Step 4

Add in the flour while beating the mixture on low.

Step 5

Scrape the bowl down again, mixing until fully combined but careful not to overmix.

Step 6

Shape the dough mixture into a rectangle and wrap it in plastic.

Step 7

Chill the dough until it is firm, about 1 hour.

Step 8

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 9

Prepare a baking tray with parchment paper or silicone mat

Step 10

Using a sharp knife, cut around 1/2 inch slices from the dough rectangle. If you want, you can shape the cookies into any design that you want, or keep them as a rectangle.

Step 11

Put the slices, spaced around an inch apart, onto the prepared baking tray.

Step 12

Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes. Rotate the baking tray in the oven in the middle of the baking.

Step 13

Move the cookies to a wire rack to cool off and firm up.

Step 14


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