How to make simple Shortbread Cookies at home

These buttery easy shortbread cookies are spectacular.

Shortbread Cookies

They are so cute, easy to make and taste divine.


1 cup butter, softened

¾ cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 ½ cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour


  • Heat oven to 350° F. In a large bowl, beat butter, powdered sugar and vanilla with spoon. Stir in flour. (If the dough is crumbly, mix in 1 to 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened.)
  • Roll dough 1/2 inch thick on a lightly floured surface. Cut into small shapes by hand or use cookie cutters. Place 1/2 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until set and bottoms are light golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
  • Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • Serve with some beverages.


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