My Go-To Shortbread Cookie Recipe


Today I’m sharing one of my go-to recipes for a sweet snack. This is my classic shortbread cookie recipe and the cookies just melt in your mouth!

A while back I posted on our Facebook page that I had found this great “cuppie” cutter at World Market, and couldn’t wait to make my own cuppie cookies. I was first introduced to these cuties by Jimemmajack Cookies when I used them in this Easter shoot.

These cookies look so adorable hanging on the side of a glass of milk or a cup of coffee. I like to use shortbread because the dough doesn’t spread when it cooks like some other dough does. I once made these for St. Patrick’s day and added green food coloring to the dough for green cookie “coins.”  If you don’t have a cookie cutter, just roll the dough into small balls and press them down to form round cookies.  You can also roll them out into small log shapes.

Shortbread Cookies

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • cookie icing if desired

In a bowl, cream butter and sugar together with an electric mixer on low.

Add vanilla and combine.

Gradually add flour while continuing to mix on low.

With your hands form a ball with the dough and then press out on a lightly floured surface. Spread dough out to between 1/4 and 1/2 inch thickness.

Use cookie cutter to cut out shapes and bake in pre-heated oven at 350 degrees, for 9 to 11 minutes.

Remove cookies with a spatula and let cool on a wire rack.

Decorate with cookie icing if desired.

TIP: Use almond, coconut, or orange extract instead of the vanilla to impart a different flavor into the cookies.

shortbread cookie recipe

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Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. Very cute idea for cookies and milk. Love it.

  2. Thank you for including World Market in your post. The cookies look great (and yes the cookie cutters are adorable). We love the presentation too on your post. Thanks again, we’d love to work with you in the future.

    Check out your post on our pinterest page:

    ~ World Market

  3. Nice post. I do love cookies and this ideas was really great!


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