Go Back
+ servings
Print Recipe
4.38 from 16 votes

Best Shortbread Cookie Recipe

This may be the best shortbread cookie recipe ever. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Chilling time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 cookies
Calories: 275kcal
Author: Eden


  • 3 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Beat butter in a mixer until smooth. Add in sugar, vanilla and salt and continue to beat. With the mixer on low, add in the flour and mix until incorporated.
  • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 30 minutes (or longer if you need!)
  • Roll the dough out and use a biscuit cutter to make circles.
  • Bake in a preheated oven, 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Let them cool at room temperature.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 530IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1.1mg