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Shortbread Cookies
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Shortbread Cookies

Classic Tea time cookies
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Rest Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Scottish-Inspired
Keyword: cookies, Shortbread
Author: Eateries Delightful


  • 1 +1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup+ 2tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated cane sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


  • Slice the butter and place them in a large bowl. Combine sugar, salt, and flour with butter, and mix until a dough is formed.
  • Make a rectangle-shaped dough slab. Cover and let it sit in the refrigerator.
  • Cover and chill the dough for at least 2 hours.
  • Next, slice the dough slab into 1/2 inch thick slices. place them on baking mat and let it sit in the refrigerator once again until oven is pre-heated.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 deg F. Bake for 15 -18 mins or until edges turn lightly golden.
  • Straighten the edges of the cookies using scrapper immediately after removing the cookies from the oven.
  • Allow them to cool on a pan until the bottom is set, and then transfer to a wire rack.
  • Serve at room temperature.


  • I did not use a mixer for making the dough.
  • Refrigeration is a very important step in making shortbread cookies. So do not skip the step.
  • You can shape the cookies the way you want - round, rectangle, square.
  • Double the recipe for more cookies.