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Easy Holiday Shortbread Cookies | The Cupboard Drawer Recipe Book

Updated on March 12, 2011

Easy Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread cookies are very simple and easy to make, there are only three basic ingredients and just a little elbow grease required to make some really good eatin’.

Here is a recipe from “The Cupboard Drawer” given to my Mom Dorothy by Mrs Marge Punter, a long time friend. It is great for making Christmas Cookies with cutters and you can use cookie frostings to do the artwork along with the Sugar Sprinkles. Make some of these for your troopies, friends, or relatives and send them priority mail, as they travel well when wrapped and boxed. Do enjoy….

½ Lb Butter (2 Sticks) Softened

½ Cup Confectioners Sugar

2 Cup All Purpose Flour, Sifted

Colored Sprinkles or Frostings to taste

Preheat Oven to 375 Degrees

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, cream the Butter, beat in the Sugar, then add the Flour and mix well.
  2. Chill in refrigerator for 30 min.
  3. Use a small amount (less than a palm full of Flour and prep a smooth flat surface by spreading the flour on the surface and on the rolling pin.
  4. Roll out the dough on the flat surface to ¼ - ½ inch thickness; cut into shapes with cutters of your choice,
  5. Add Sprinkles to taste, (if your using frostings wait until after baking.
  6. Bake in preheated 375 oven for 5 mins, reduce heat to 350 and bake for 30 mins or until just starting to turn light brown.
  7. Remove and cool 30 mins before decorating w frosting.

Yield 24 – 36 cookies


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    • Hmrjmr1 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Georgia, USA

      LMY - Good O lass and thanks for stopping by, come back and let us know how you liked them Thanks!

    • love my yorkies profile image

      love my yorkies 

      9 years ago from way out west

      Will deff try this recipe out. Getting geared up to start doing some baking for the holidays.

    • Hmrjmr1 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Thanks for checking it out Godslittlechild Me too on the shortbread!

    • Godslittlechild profile image


      9 years ago

      Thank you for this recipe. I love shortbread anything!

    • Hmrjmr1 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Georgia, USA

      You're quite Welcome Queenbe Thanks for checking it out!

    • queenbe profile image


      9 years ago from NY

      My dads favorite. Brings back fond memories. Thanks

    • Hmrjmr1 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Georgia, USA

      thanks my friend...

    • breakfastpop profile image


      9 years ago

      Thanks for the recipe. I may get back into making cookies for the holidays. You've inspired me.


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