Simple Shortbread Cookies

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  • Time icon
    Total Time
    1hr 2mins
  • Serves icon
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based on 1 ratings

Try our traditional shortbread cookie recipe. These sweet and crumbly treats are delicious with fruit compotes. Flavorings such as vanilla, lemon zest or spices can easily be added as desired.

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    250g (about 1⅛ cups)
  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar
    100g (about ½ cup)
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    250g (about 2 cups)
  • Cornstarch icon
    125g (about 1 cup)
  • Powdered sugar icon
    Powdered sugar
    as needed


  • kCook icon Stand mixer
  • kCook icon Parchment paper
  • kCook icon Cooling rack
  • kCook icon Plastic wrap
  • kCook icon Stand mixer bowl
  • kCook icon Baking sheet - 18 x 13"
  • kCook icon Medium bowl

Step preview

  1. Line a clean baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Add unsalted butter and granulated sugar to a clean stand mixer bowl
  3. Cream together until light and fluffy
  4. Add all purpose flour and cornstarch to a clean medium bowl
  5. Sift dry ingredients into dough bit by bit
  6. Knead gently until mixture comes together
  7. Wrap with plastic wrap
  8. Chill in fridge - 30 min
  9. Pre-heat oven - 170°C
  10. Roll out on lightly-floured surface
  11. Cut
  12. Place dough on baking sheet
  13. Bake until golden brown - 12 min, 170°C
  14. Let cool - approx 5 min
  15. Transfer onto cooling rack
  16. Dust with powdered sugar
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