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Shortbread Cookies made with only 3 ingredients!
3-Ingredient Shortbread Cookies Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
28 mins

Enjoy buttery and delicious Shortbread Cookies with my easy 3 Ingredient Shortbread Cookies recipe for all of the flavor with less of the fuss.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 30 -35 cookies
Calories: 71 kcal
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 1 cup ( 8oz/225g) ) butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup (2oz/60g)) powdered sugar (sifted)
  • 2 cups (10oz/300g)) all purpose flour
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a baking tray with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl cream together the soft butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.

  3. Add in the flour and mix until the dough just comes together.

  4. Turn the dough out onto a counter dusted with powdered sugar and gently roll the dough into a long two-by-two-inch log.

  5. Wrap the log of cookie dough in plastic wrap and allow it to firm up in the fridge for 30 minutes.

  6. Once the dough is firm slice the cookies into 3/4 inch thick rounds. Place each round on your baking tray and bake for 16-18 minutes or until just golden.

  7. Allow cooling slightly before transferring to a cooling rack. Once cool the cookies can be stored in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.

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Recipe Notes

If you do not use butter, though this is best for these cookies, you may use a hard baking margarine, not the spreadable tub one.

Nutrition Facts
3-Ingredient Shortbread Cookies Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 Cookie)
Calories 71
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 44mg2%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 4g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.