Classic shortbread cookie recipe.

Shortbread Cookies

Perfect, buttery cookies every time! A wonderful cookie to go with coffee!

Course cookies, Dessert
Cuisine Holiday
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3 dozen


  • 1 cup Butter
  • 3/4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp Shortening I prefer butter flavored shortening


  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees

  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine butter, vanilla, shortening and powdered sugar. Whip using a paddle attachment 

  3. Add flour and continue to mix until dough forms. Transfer dough to a silicone baking mat.

  4. Using the mat roll the dough into a log (or rectangle for "fingers") approximately 2 1/2" thick.

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  5. Wrap log in saran wrap or parchment paper and lay flat on a cookie sheet. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  6. Remove the log from refrigerator and slice into "fingers" or rounds about 1/2" thick. Place on a baking sheet 1/4" apart.

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  7. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. The cookies should be golden.

  8. Remove from oven and cool. 


  1. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave. Dip the shortbread cookies into the chocolate half way and lay flat on cookie sheet. Chill to set chocolate. Add sprinkles, crushed peppermint, nuts for decoration.  

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