Shortbread Cookies

Marvin Beachler


This is my Grandmother's recipe, one from my childhood memories. Not too sweet and dipped in coffee... amazing!

★★★★★ 2 votes
36 Cookies
15 Min
20 Min


1 lb
butter, room temperature
1 c
powdered sugar
3 3/4 c
all purpose flour

How to Make Shortbread Cookies


  • 1Mix butter and powdered sugar until well blended.
  • 2Add flour, 1 cup at a time. I add flour and work it in with my hands. Test consistency of dough by pinching a walnut sized piece, rolling it into a ball and "lightly" flatten between palms. If it flattens too easily, add 1/8 to 1/4 cup flour, mixing well.
  • 3If the dough slightly "cracks the edges of the dough it's just right. Don't add more that the 1/4 cup flour.
  • 4Divide dough into about 30 to 36 walnut-sized pieces, roll in palms to form round balls. Place balls on ungreased cookie sheets, I use parchment.
  • 5Using a large fork, dipped in flour, flatten ball to shape a round and flattened disc. Dough should be about 3/4 inch high.
  • 6Bake at 325 degrees for about 15 minutes. The bottom edge should be a golden brown while the tops are still white. Cool 3 minutes before removing from pans.

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About Shortbread Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids