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Shortbread Cookies - Recipe

Updated on January 21, 2015

Delicious Shortbread

shortbread made with whole wheat
shortbread made with whole wheat | Source

Substitutes Encouraged

Easy and delicious, this shortbread recipe can be altered.

I have used spelt flour and whole wheat flour in place of the white flour and the cookies have all turned out perfectly. So, feel free to use the flour of your choice for dietary preferences.

Topping choices are up to you as well. Sprinkles, dried fruit or even icing might be a fun addition.

This recipe sticks to the traditional shortbread, but add ons are welcome.

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: 6 dozen


  • 1 pound butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups corn starch
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 3 cups flour
press dough gently with a fork
press dough gently with a fork | Source


  1. Cream butter. Then add each ingredient and cream together one at a time. Roll the batter into small balls and press gently with a fork.
  2. Bake @ 325ยบ oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until edges just start to brown.

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    • The Finance Hub profile image

      The Finance Hub 6 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Definitely seems simple enough. I'm going to have to try this one! Great hub, voted up and interesting! Hope you enjoy my hubs as well!

    • eye say profile image

      eye say 6 years ago from Canada

      excellent, hope you enjoy!

    • mljdgulley354 profile image

      mljdgulley354 6 years ago

      I have not tried shortbread but this looks like a simple recipe so will bookmard and try it.