A good shortbread cookie recipe is fundamental for any baker. With only 5 ingredients and a few steps, you’ll have tender, melt in your mouth shortbread cookies which will become the perfect base for endless creativity. I love using my round biscuit cutters with a scalloped edge for this recipe. Classic.
Doubling up this recipe is a great idea! I like to keep these cookies in the freezer, ready to go.
Just sitting here thinking about it, I would…
-Decorate with royal icing
-Dunk bottoms or half the cookie in chocolate and top with flaky sea salt
-Add a mixture of citrus zest
-Royal icing and top with sprinkles
-White chocolate and top with pistachios
-Dark chocolate and top with walnuts
-Milk chocolate and top with shredded coconut
Sandwich together with…
-Rasberry or apricot jam
There’s so much you can do with this one little cookie!
A good shortbread cookie recipe is fundamental for any baker. With only 5 ingredients and a few steps, you'll have tender, melt in your mouth shortbread cookies which will become the perfect base for endless creativity.
- 1/2 c granulated sugar
- 2 1/2 c all purpose flour
- 1 c (or 2 sticks) unsalted butter cold, cut into large pieces
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 tbsp cold water
Preheat the oven to 325°F and line the cookie tray with parchment.
In a food processor, add the sugar, flour & salt. Pulse a couple of times to mix.
Add the cold butter to the food processor and pulse until incorporated. The mixture should be dry.
With the processor on, add the tablespoon of water and continue mixing until the dough starts to come together. Once it's mostly balled up, stop mixing and turn on a floured surface.
Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness and cut into desired shapes.
Bake for about 15-18min or until slightly golden brown.
Allow to cool on tray.
- Dunk bottoms or half the cookie in chocolate and top with flaky sea salt
- Add a mixture of citrus zest
- Drizzle with...
- Royal icing and top with sprinkles
- White chocolate and pistachios
- Dark chocolate and walnuts
- Milk chocolate and shredded coconut
- Sandwich together...
- Rasberry or apricot jam
Recipe by Owlbbaking.com