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Classic shortbread cookies are a simple favorite sweet that were considered luxuries for Christmas and weddings when first developed in Scotland. Usually made from butter, flour and sugar, shortbread cookies will maintain their light golden color when baked at a low temperature. Sprinkle with more sugar while the cookies cool, if you like!

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By AngelaJanet

Rate this recipe 4.4/5 (5 Votes)
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Preparation time 10
Cooking time 30

  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup butter

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A super quick and delicious recipe for shortbread cookies requiring only 4 ingredients!

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  • COOKIES:
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 (14-ounce) bag caramels, unwrapped
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoons coarse (kosher or sea) salt
4.6/5 (53 Votes)

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Great for brunch, with coffee, or tea, or any time, and especially with a glass of milk! Tart raspberries and nutty...

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup seedless red raspberry jam
  • Coarse sugar, to taste
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
4.4/5 (107 Votes)

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Peppermint chocolate cookies in a simple basket tied with a ribbon is a special holiday gift of melt-in-your-mouth ...

  • SHORTBREAD COOKIES:
  • 3/4 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled slightly
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup mini real semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT FROSTING:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 drop green food color
  • CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE:
  • 1/2 cup mini real semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable shortening
4.5/5 (24 Votes)

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Skip the biscotti and opt for this delicious mocha shortbread cookie to enjoy with your coffee instead!

  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1/4 tsp fine salt
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee powder
  • 4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated, for sprinkling
4/5 (4 Votes)

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Sweet and savory salted caramel dark chocolate shortbread bars will definitely satisfy your sweet and salty craving...

  • SHORTBREAD:
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour*
  • SALTED CARAMEL:
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup packed Imperial Sugar Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed Imperial Sugar Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 (14 ounces) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons Maldon sea salt
  • CHOCOLATE GANACHE:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
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4.5/5 (169 Votes)

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These cookies remind me of ones I used to buy in London, at Marks & Spencer

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar for decoration
4.5/5 (38 Votes)

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Just the right amount of sweetness, filled with jam and then lightly drizzled with icing

  • COOKIES:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • Approximately 1/2 cup any flavor jam, I used my own homemade peach jam and this homemade strawberry jam
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
4.5/5 (34 Votes)

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Melt in your mouth Almond Shortbread

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar for decoration
4.5/5 (23 Votes)

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Pistachio Shortbread Cookies that are buttery, crunchy, and delicious! So buttery, these are perfect for any occasi

  • SHORTBREAD:
  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup chopped pistachio nuts
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pistachio nuts
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
4.4/5 (30 Votes)

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Shortbread cookies get a kick of flavor from added mint and bourbon

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons good quality bourbon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
4.5/5 (17 Votes)

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Mantecadito cookies are perfect served with coffee or milk and can easily be prepared even by the beginner baker

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cool to touch
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening, cold
  • 1 teaspoon almond emulsion or almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
4.3/5 (24 Votes)

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This white chocolate cherry shortbread is very addicting and is the perfect holiday dessert

  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherries, drained and finely chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into small squares
  • 12 ounces white baking chocolate, finely chopped (I use Ghirardelli.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 drops cherry juice
  • small dish with granulated sugar for dipping
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • White nonpareils, red sparkling sugar, or red edible glitter (optional)
4.5/5 (2 Votes)

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Toffee Pecan Shortbread Cookies are going to be your new favorite! Sweet and buttery, you can't not love these

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup pecans, finely chopped and every so slightly toasted
  • 3/4 cup English toffee bits, such as Heath
  • 1 oz. good quality chocolate, melted (optional) or add mini chocolate chips to the dough
4.4/5 (15 Votes)

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These copycat Panera cookies will melt in your mouth, they're THAT good

  • Frosting:
  • 8 ounces (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups cake flour (you can use all purpose but cake flour makes a much softer cookie)
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon milk (I would use whole)
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon or vanilla extract
4/5 (26 Votes)

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