Shortbread Cookies

12 Oct 2015

Shortbread Cookies

These Shortbread cookies are made with only 3 ingredients making them super easy to make! They are rich and flaky, and perfect to give as gifts!

Shortbread Cookies


To all the Canadians out there (myself included), Happy Thanksgiving!

This is my first year making a turkey, and I am super nervous about it. I mean, give me a challenging baking creation, I will try to master it. Making croissants? No problem. But having to touch meat and cook it? Well, I don't think that is my specialty.



Shortbread Cookies


So while I try to focus on not ruining a really expensive turkey, I will make the most simple dessert known to man. Shortbread squares.

Not just any shortbread squares though. Three ingredient shortbread, so I know for a fact that I have all of the ingredients. As all the grocery stores are closed on Thanksgiving, I couldn't make a fancier dessert even if I wanted to.


Shortbread Cookies


If I have any leftover, I might bring some to my students tomorrow. As one of my students recently gave me that "Best Teacher Ever" mug, I feel like I owe it to them to give them something back. Something that doesn't interfere with class time (no matter how much my students beg me for a movie day, it is not happening!).

These flaky cookies are perfect for gift giving! In fact, I might save this recipe and make it again when I do my week long cookie baking spree come Christmas time. Maybe dip them in chocolate the next time? What do you think?


Shortbread Cookies



Shortbread Cookies
printable recipe

What you'll need:
  • 4 1/2 Tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Fold in the flour until fully combined.
  3. Press the cookie dough into an 8x8 baking sheet. Place in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly brown. 
  4. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Cut into squares.






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20 comments:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you and I love your pick of a classic shortbread for a dessert. Whenever I eat cookies like shortbread, I am amazed by how good it is! Hope there are some left for the students! :)

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  2. I have a similar recipe for shortbread cookies and you are right, they are great. Another option? Add pure almond extract flavoring.

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  3. I love this mini version!

    They look perfect Cathleen..

    I am a shortbread fan..even Walker's..shh...

    I don't eat desserts..but a shortbread does not count..
    Love the mug..bet you are.. w/ one of my daughter's:)

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  4. Three ingredients? Ingenious! :D And they look fantastic as well, sweet and buttery :D Perfect!
    I hope you had a lovely thanksgiving Cathleen! And that all the cooking went as smoothly as anything :) x

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  5. There is nothing like shortbread. This has my vote!

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  6. Just three ingredients? Bookmarked!

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  7. Only 3 ingredients?! I love this recipe :D

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  8. Oh only 3 ingredients for this yummy shortbread cookies! Bookmarked! Thanks for sharing & Happy Thanksgiving!

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  9. These shortbread cookies are so amazing and just 3 ingredients! I can literally make this right now (the cravings have already started to kick in :D )

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  10. looks delicious,crispy ..yummy!

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  11. I love how shortbread cookie melt in your mouth! these look wonderful! ;-)

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  12. Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful! Love these cookies -- I'm a sucker for shortbread anything. ;-) These look A+ -- thanks!

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  13. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
    These shortbread cookies are perfect, Cathleen.

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  14. I am a sucker for shortbread cookies, I love their butter and crumbly texture, and that melt in your mouth feeling, I can never get enough, your look really good!
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  15. Happy Thanksgiving !! We do not celebrate Thanksgiving over here, hope we do. Can't believe shortbread only need 3 ingredients and have a rice taste.

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  16. Shortbread is one of my all-time favorites! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Cathleen!

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  17. What an easy recipe...only 3 ingredients, wow! They look amazing!

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  18. Hooray for simple and delicious desserts! I really miss Canadian Thanksgiving as a Canadian in the US. Obviously, the answer is for me to celebrate two Thanksgivings with shortbread for each!

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  19. These look so scrumptious! And only 3 ingredients? I could make these right now!

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