Best Shortbread Cookie

Best Shortbread Cookie

A few nights ago, I needed some yogurt, so I went to this little health food store down the street. I ended up leaving the store sans yogurt (it was $2.50/cup!). Instead, I bought a way more cost effective (not really) ice cream sandwich. It was a shortbread cookie strawberry ice cream sandwich and it was AMAZING. It basically changed everything I had been thinking about doing for my wedding. All this time I thought I would do three cookies, and two ice cream types (chocolate and vanilla). Now I think Shortbread cookies might have to be my third cookie and I’m thinking a fruity ice cream is what I’ll pair it with.

Since lemon poppy seed is the only shortbread cookie I’ve made, I decided to use this highly rated recipe. It was really simple, and while I normally hate cookie recipes that include powdered sugar, it was actually really good and you couldn’t tell the difference. Check out how it stacked up my cookie project page.

Best Shortbread Cookie

Shortbread Cookie Recipe

Best Shortbread Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 18 minutes

Yield: 18 cookies

Best Shortbread Cookies


  • 1/2 c butter
  • 1/4 c powdered sugar
  • 1 c flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Granulated sugar to sprinkle on top


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream together butter & sugar.
  • Add in the flour & salt, and mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Roll out the dough and cut into desired sizes.
  • Sprinkle with sugar.
  • Place on a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown around the edges.
  • Cool & enjoy!

Best Shortbread Cookie


  1. Natalie, thanks so much for this recipe, which I’ll try tomorrow. And even more, thanks for making it possible to print recipes from your page. So many, many food bloggers do not, which makes it awkward to use their recipes. I am messy in the kitchen and don’t want to spill stuff all over my phone, tablet or computer. I am also a transplant from the NW (Portland), all the way to Mexico.

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