Classic Shortbread

Classic Shortbread

Our basic butter shortbread is made with only three ingredients. Roll the dough and cut into square or round shapes or pat the dough into a baking pan.
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  • Serves: 30 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Heat the oven to 300 F.
  3. Step 3

    Combine the butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Alternatively, use a hand mixer in a sturdy bowl.
  4. Step 4

    Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. Step 5

    Gradually stir flour into the creamed mixture until well blended. Use a paddle attachment for the stand mixer, or mix by hand with the help of a wooden spoon.
  6. Step 6

    Once the mixture is well incorporated, use a small offset spatula to spread or pat it into the bottom of an ungreased 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. (If you'd like a thicker shortbread, use a 9-inch square pan). Prick the dough all over with a fork. Alternatively, roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface and cut out with round or square cookie cutters.
  7. Step 7

    Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes until just lightly browned.
  8. Step 8

    Remove from the oven and immediately cut into squares or rectangles. Cool completely before removing from pan. If using, dust with powdered sugar.
  9. Step 9