Easy Shortbread Cookies Recipe
5 from 6 votes

Easy Shortbread Cookies

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

The best, old fashioned, classic, homemade, quick, easy shortbread cookies recipe, made with 3 simple ingredients: Butter, Sugar, Flour. Soft and crumbly!

Servings: 36 Cookies
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: shortbread
Calories: 118 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz


  • 1.5 cups Butter Salted, Room temperature
  • 1 cup Powdered sugar
  • 3 cups All-purpose flour


  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

  2. Add flour and mix until just combined. The cookie dough will be very soft and crumbly. That's the way it's supposed to be!

  3. Now, you have 2 options: 1) Spread mixture on a cookie tray, lined with parchment paper. Poke decorative holes with a fork and bake OR 2) Make cut out shapes like I did by kneading the dough a little and then rolling it between 2 sheets of wax paper. Then, use cookie cutters (like a small rectangle cutter) to cut out shapes. Use a spatula to gently pick them up and place them on a cookie tray, lined with parchment paper and bake.

  4. Bake at 325 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are firm and slightly golden brown.

  5. If you went through option 1, remove tray from oven and quickly use a sharp knife to cut rectangle slices. Let the cookies cool down completely then remove from tray and enjoy. If you went through option 2, remove tray from oven and allow the cookies to cool down. Then, enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Easy Shortbread Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 118 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 67mg3%
Potassium 13mg0%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 235IU5%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.