Classic Shortbread Cookies

I love a good old fashion butter cookie. I mean butter makes everything better (in my opinion) and since it’s the holiday season why not bake something quick, easy, and delicious!

Traditionally shortbread cookies are made from 3 simple everyday pantry items (butter, sugar, and flour). The recipe I am about to share with you is considered a classic shortbread recipe. It’s only 3 ingredients, 4 if you count salt and it is ready to eat in less than 20 mins. Of course, there are different types of shortbread cookies, but this is one of my favourites.

Ingredients:

  • 245g Butter (room temperature)
  • 170g Sugar
  • 270g Flour
  • 1/4tsp Salt (if using)
Before baking

Method:

  • Make sure all ingredients are room temperature.
  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and use hands or a pastry cutter to incorporate ingredients. A mealy/ course crumb will formed (think pie dough)
  • As dough is being worked, it will begin to clump together once this happens, transfer to prepared baking pan.
  • Press dough into pan and flatten evenly then prick the top with a fork (I missed this part in the video)
  • Bake in oven at 350F for 20mins (edges should be golden brown)
  • Once baked, let sit for 2 minutes then cut while still warm.
After baking.

Things To Note:

  • Baking dish should be ungreased and unlined
  • Omit salt if using salted butter.
  • Add vanilla extract for added flavour (it is not necessary)
  • Baking times depend on your oven. Adjust accordingly.
  • Cut shortbread while warm (once product cools it will be hard)
  • Enjoy your shortbread!

What’s your favourite holiday cookie?

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