3-ingredient Shortbread Cookies Recipe

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Easy shortbread biscuits are always a hit. Love their buttery flavor and three-ingredient ease!  


– 1 cup (226g) salted butter, softened – 1/2 cup (55g) confectioners' sugar – 2 cups (240g) all-purpose flour – sprinkles, optional

Beat butter and confectioners' sugar until frothy using a medium-speed electric mixer.  

Step 1 


Lower the mixer speed. Add flour mixture slowly, mixing just until incorporated. Though loose, the mixture should remain together when pinched.  

Step 2

Place dough on lightly floured surface. Finish mixing and press the dough into a disc. Cover the dough with plastic and chill for an hour.  

Step 3

Heat the oven to 350°F. Cover baking sheets with parchment or silicone. Put cooled dough on a lightly floured surface. Roll 1/4-inch thick. Cut cookies with a 2-inch cutter.  

Step 4

Place cookies on prepared pans with 2 inches between them. Sprinkle each cookie if desired. Put the pan in the fridge for 10–15 minutes.  

Step 5

Bake each skillet for 15–18 minutes until the cookie edges are golden brown. Cool cookies on pan on wire rack for 5 minutes. Transfer the cookies from the pan to the rack to finish cooling.  

Step 6

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