Easy Shortbread Cookie Recipe

The holidays are upon us, which means it’s time for delicious holiday treats. I recently made tasty shortbread cookies that would be great during the holidays. They’re soft and melt in your mouth. Use this recipe for a potluck, a gift, or just to bake for fun. This recipe makes around 10 cookies. You can double the ingredients if you’re feeding a larger group of people.


1/2 Cup of Unsalted Butter (Room temperature, cut into pieces)

1 Cup of Granulated Sugar 

1 1/2 Cups of All-Purpose Flour

1 Large Egg

1/2 Tsp. of Baking Soda

1/4 Tsp. of Baking Powder

Cookie Cutters

Optional: Christmas Sprinkles


  1. Make sure you have cleaned your counter or table because you will be rolling out the dough.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix the flour and butter pieces in a bowl. You can either use a mixer or a whisk. After mixing that up for a bit, add in the rest of the ingredients. If you’re using sprinkles, add these in as well. You can add as many as you desire.
  3. After mixing for a bit, it should turn into a tougher substance, similar to play-dough. You need to start to knead it with your hands. Continue doing this until it turns into a giant dough ball.
  4. Sprinkle some flour onto the table and onto your dough. Take out the dough from the bowl and continue to knead it. Sprinkle a bit more flour on the table and on your rolling pin. If you don’t have a rolling pin, no worries. You can use a wine bottle to roll out your dough. It works just as fine.
  5. Start rolling out your dough as thin and wide as you can. Make sure it’s all even. Once you’ve rolled it all out, take your cookie cutter and start cutting shapes. It’s really easy and the cut cookie shapes should come right off the table. Continue to sprinkle flour so your dough doesn’t stick to the table!
  6. Place all the cut cookies onto aluminum foil, that’s been sprayed with Pan, and put the tray into the oven. They should bake in there for about 20 minutes.
  7. Once they’re done, wait for them to cool and they’re ready to serve!

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