Shortbread Cookies

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Today I am sharing with you one of my favorite cookie recipes.  
And not just any cookie but Shortbread...

Shortbread Cookies 

  • 1 1/2 cups of butter softened (3 sticks)
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 cups flour

Begin by creaming the butter until it is soft and fluffy.
Then add the confectioner's sugar and vanilla.
Add the flour, a little at a time until it is all combined.
Divide the dough into two discs and wrap in plastic wrap.  
Refrigerate for two hours or overnight.  
Roll out the dough on a floured surface and using a round cookie cutter, begin to cut out shapes.
Place the cut out shapes onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges are beginning to brown slightly. 
Cool completely before dipping half the cookie into melted chocolate then dip the cookie into chopped walnuts, colored sprinkles or chopped peppermint candies.  
Place the cookies on a piece of wax paper to completely harden before storing in plastic containers. 

Divide the dough in half and wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight...

Using a round shaped cookie cutter, cut out your cookies.  Place on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper and cook at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes...

Let the cookies cool completely before dipping in melted chocolate.  I used candy melts but you can also use melted chocolate chips...

Dip half the cookie in the melted chocolate and then in chopped walnuts...

Let the cookies harden completely before storing in plastic containers...

Dark chocolate...


This is the first year that I used the candy melts for the dipping chocolate.
I will definitely use them again.  They melted so easy and dipping was just beautiful.

I usually just dip after of the cookies then in chopped walnuts BUT you can also
dip them in crushed peppermint candies, colored sprinkles, maybe some sweetened coconut.  

Store your shortbread cookies in a plastic storage container. You can layer them, just use wax paper in between each layer.  This cookie is really DELICIOUS and BEAUTIFUL!


  1. Shortbread are some of my favourite types of cookies. Thanks so much for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday, this week.

  2. These look divine! I love shortbread...thanks for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  3. I love shortbread cookies. They are perfect for every Holiday year round.

    thanks for sharing,

  4. Oh my goodness cookies and pancakes.
    I sure wish you were my neighbor.
    Yummy. Thank you for sharing.
    Woolie Hugs

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  6. These would be so good in any kind of chocolate. I'll definitely be trying them out! Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.