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Shortbread Cookie Recipes

Looking for shortbread cookie recipes? Taste of Home has the best shortbread cookie recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

Chai Chocolate Chip Shortbread

Chai Chocolate Chip Shortbread

Chai Chocolate Chip Shortbread

I've always loved the taste of chai tea and decided to try and incorporate it into one of my recipes. Everyone who tries them can't believe how delicious they are. —Paula Marchesi, Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania

Espresso Shortbread Squares

Espresso Shortbread Squares

Espresso Shortbread Squares

I developed this recipe several years ago to leave for Santa on Christmas Eve. The delightful espresso offers a jolly jolt for his last-minute toy assembly!—Lisa Renshaw, Kansas City, Missouri

Mint-Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies

Mint-Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies

Mint-Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies

Festive buttery shortbreads are even better when dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with crushed candy. —Dahlia Abrams, Detroit, Michigan
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Carrot Cake Shortbread

Carrot Cake Shortbread

Carrot Cake Shortbread

I really love carrot cake and wanted to make a cookie that had the same flavors, and these comforting cookies are are it! Cinnamon, maple and vanilla make them perfect for the holidays.

Simple Scottish Shortbread

Simple Scottish Shortbread

Simple Scottish Shortbread

Shortbread is a wonderful starting point for all kinds of sweet adventures: top it (nuts, chocolate, jam); flavor it (lemon, hazelnut, coconut); or do both (cappuccino with a mocha ganache drizzle, anyone?) Then again, if you're a "make mine vanilla, please" kind of guy or gal, leave it alone: it can stand on its own in perfect simplicity.—Taste of Home Cooking School

Nutty Shortbread Cookies

Nutty Shortbread Cookies

Nutty Shortbread Cookies

My husband and I like the buttery flavor of shortbread cookies and have tweaked recipes through the years to come up with this mouthwatering version.—Angela Garcia, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Cranberry-Pine Nut Shortbread

Cranberry-Pine Nut Shortbread

Cranberry-Pine Nut Shortbread

This rich, buttery shortbread is all dressed up with toasted nuts and dried cranberries. You’ll need just five ingredients and 10 minutes to whip up the dough and pop it in the oven. —Joyce Gemperlein, Rockville, Maryland

Lemon Shortbread Trees

Lemon Shortbread Trees

Lemon Shortbread Trees

Here's a fun holiday recipe children can help with. And no cookie cutters are needed! I just shape the dough into a triangular log, refrigerate it and cut it into tree-shaped slices to bake and decorate. Broken pretzel sticks form the tree trunks. —Phyllis Schmalz, Kansas City, Kansas

Lemon & Rosemary Shortbread Cookies

Lemon & Rosemary Shortbread Cookies

Lemon & Rosemary Shortbread Cookies

Lemon and rosemary make these luscious treats a sweet surprise for a few friends. —Malorie Harris, Wildomar, California

Tender Cherry Shortbread Cookies

Tender Cherry Shortbread Cookies

Tender Cherry Shortbread Cookies

I cant begin to imagine how many dozens of these lucious cookies I have made over the years. The drizzled chocolate catches the eye of everyone who walks past the cookie tray...and prompts them to try one or two. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario
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