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Easy Shortbread Cookies

Delicious and easy to make cookie recipe: 3 ingredients Shortbread Cookies ! These cookies with butter in your mouth are the perfect recipe for your tea time.

April 27, 2021
Shortbread CookiesPhoto By Canva
Difficulty Medium
Servings 6-8 people
Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 15 mins
Total 30 mins



  1. Put the butter that you have kept at room temperature and salt in a mixing bowl. Whisk the ingredients with the help of a mixer at medium speed. Continue mixing until you get a creamy consistency.
  2. Add the sugar and vanilla extract. Mix the oil and sugar for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Then slowly add the flour to the sugar-oil mixture and continue to mix. After combining all the ingredients thoroughly, refrigerate the dough for 1-2 hours.
  4. Knead the dough you take out of the refrigerator on the kitchen counter for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven at 350 °F (180 °C).
  6. Roll out the dough with a roller to shape the dough. With the help of a glass, form small circles from the dough and roll the dough into a ball. Prepare about 12-15 dough balls.
  7. Press lightly on the walnut-sized doughs with your fingers and smooth. Then place the dough on the baking sheet on which you laid parchment paper. Bake for about 15-20 minutes.
  8. Let it cool for 5 minutes at room temperature before serving. Serve with powdered sugar or cinnamon.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Shortbread Cookies
Serves 6-8
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30.6 g39.2%
Sodium 355 mg15.4%
Potassium 83 mg1.8%
Protein 6.8 g13.6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Use cold or room temperature butter.
  • Make sure all the ingredients are well mixed. You can use a mixer for this.
  • Cool the cookie dough before baking. By keeping the cookies in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours, you can prevent the butter from melting and the dough from spreading.
  • If you do not have time to refrigerate the cookie dough, you can use cold butter. With this way, you do not need to cool the dough.
  • If you use salted butter, you don’t need to add extra salt.
  • Make sure the baking tray is not hot. Like the cooling process, the temperature of the tray is effective in spreading the dough. Put the dough at room temperature or in a cold tray. This will prevent the dough from spreading.
  • You can also use flavors such as coconut, maple syrup, and rum in the recipe instead of vanilla extract.
  • Roll the cookies in equal thickness so that all doughs bake evenly.
  • Make sure that the temperature of the oven is not too high, as the shortbread cookies cook quickly. Check your cookies often.
  • You can prepare the cookie dough in advance. You can keep it in the refrigerator for about a week.
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This cookie recipe is the Turkish Shortbread Cookie recipe. It is a practical snack and classic flavor prepared with butter, flour and sugar. It is a delicious cookie recipe with its soft texture and taste. You can also prepare delicious cookies with just 3 ingredients. The only you need is the butter, flour and sugar! You can also turn this recipe into chocolate or lemon cookies that are among the other versions of shortbread.

It is a delicious cookie that you can prepare quickly and practically. You will love this combination of flavors to accompany your coffee or tea pleasure. Bon Appetit.

What Is Shortbread?

Shortbread is a popular dry cake that originated in Scotland. It has a crumbly texture due to its low gluten content. Unlike other baked goods, it does not contain baking powder or baking soda. In this way, the dough of the flour cookie is not leavened.

Shortbread Cookies are baked at low temperatures and have a buttery and spreading texture.

The history of this cookie goes back to the 12th century. Although associated specifically with Scotland, it is also a popular cookie in other parts of the UK and elsewhere.

Nowadays, these cookies are easily prepared with 3 ingredients. These ingredients are; flour, butter and sugar.

How to Make The Best Shortbread Cookies?

Prepare All Ingredients. Put the flour, sugar, butter and salt in a bowl. Whisk the ingredients with the help of a mixer until the mixture has a wet sand consistency.

Cool The Dough. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours to prevent the cookie dough from dispersing.

Shape The Dough. Knead the dough for a few minutes and roll it into a ball. Then roll the dough 3 inch thick with a roller. Cut tiny circles and roll the dough.

Preheat The Oven. Preheat the oven to 350 ° F (180 ° C). Spread baking paper on a baking tray.

Bake the Cookies. Place the dough balls at intervals on the tray. Bake for about 15 minutes, until the top of the cookies are golden brown.

Serve It. Let the shortbread cookie stand at room temperature for 5 minutes before serving. Then sprinkle it with powdered sugar and serve cookies.

What’s the Difference Between a Sugar Cookie and Shortbread Cookies?

The main difference between sugar cookies and shortbread cookies is eggs. The shortbread cookie recipe does not contain eggs. In addition, the amount of butter and flour used in the recipe is higher. Also, unlike sugar cookies and other baked goods, these cookies do not contain baking powder and baking soda.

What Are The Types Of Shortbread Cookies?

3 Ingredients: It is prepared with butter, flour and sugar.

Lemon: It is prepared by adding butter, flour and granulated sugar, as well as lemon zest. To prepare the Lemon Shortbread Cookie, add 1 lemon zest to the recipe.

Chocolate: You can prepare Chocolate Shortbread Cookies by adding ¼ cup of cocoa or chocolate in addition to the ingredients in the classic shortbread.

Cinnamon: It is prepared by adding pecans and cinnamon with the ingredients in the classic cookie. You can make Pecan Shortbread Cookies by adding ½ cup of pecan and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon.

How to Serve Turkish Shortbread Cookies?

This delicious cookie can be served with,

How to Store Shortbread Cookies?

If you want to keep the baked shortbread cookies at room temperature, you can store them in a cookie jar for 1-2 days. In this way, your cookies will not dry.

How to Refrigerate Shortbread?

You can also keep cookies in the fridge if you wish. This way, it will last up to a week. You can prepare the cookie dough beforehand and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Do not forget to cut the dough beforehand and store it in a closed container.

How to Freeze Shortbread?

You can freeze these cookies. To freeze, put the cookies on parchment paper. You can then put the cookies in an airtight container or refrigerator bag. In this way, you can store it for up to 1 month.

You can also freeze uncooked shortbread cookie dough. Put each cookie in a parchment paper lined bowl. Then place the second row of dough balls. Wrap the entire container or tray in stretch film. In this way, it can be stored for up to 6 months.

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