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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.

Mocha Shortbread

Mocha Shortbread

Mocha Shortbread

For an added touch of sweetness, serve these crispy wedges with ice cream and B.G. Saelhof's strawberry sauce (recipe in recipe finder). "They taste great all by themselves, too," advises Carolyn Van Boening of Blue Springs, Nebraska. "I've taken the shortbread to community get-togethers and given some as gifts. Everyone seems to love the mocha flavor."—Carolyn Van Boening, Blue Springs, Nebraska

Shortbread Squares

Shortbread Squares

Shortbread Squares

Here's a traditional shortbread recipe that's perfect with a cup of hot tea or coffee. It's a favorite during the holidays.

Dipped Coconut Shortbread

Dipped Coconut Shortbread

Dipped Coconut Shortbread

Suggests Toni Petroskey, Lorain, Ohio, "These cookies are great for Valentine's Day. Coconut adds flavor and texture to the shortbread."
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Shortbread Ornament Cookies

Shortbread Ornament Cookies

Shortbread Ornament Cookies

These buttery shortbread cookie ornaments are almost too pretty to eat! You can use cookie cutters in shapes of your choice. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Cherry Shortbread Hearts

Cherry Shortbread Hearts

Cherry Shortbread Hearts

“This recipe for heart-shaped cookies is one of the tastiest I’ve tried,” writes Elaine Anderson from Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. “Folks always “ooh” and “aah” over the buttery taste combined with chocolate. These make great Valentine’s Day gifts wrapped up in cellophane and ribbon.”

Acorn Shortbread Cookies

Acorn Shortbread Cookies

Acorn Shortbread Cookies

These buttery treats are just as fun to make as they are to eat! The caramel topping stays soft, and pecans add great nut flavor.

Coconut-Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Coconut-Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Coconut-Pecan Shortbread Cookies

A luscious caramel filling joins pairs of rich shortbread treats. They take a little time to make but are well worth it. —Cathy Grubelnik, Raton, New Mexico

Frosted Chocolate Shortbread

Frosted Chocolate Shortbread

Frosted Chocolate Shortbread

I was introduced to these cookies by a friendly neighbor who brought them over the cold winter day we moved into our new home. Christmas cookies have never tasted so good or looked so good.—Deb Nixon, Paris, Ontario

Hazelnut Shortbread Hearts

Hazelnut Shortbread Hearts

Hazelnut Shortbread Hearts

Toasted hazelnuts add a nice crunch and flavor to these rich, buttery hearts. The drizzle of dark and white chocolate gives the cookies an impressive look, but they couldn't be easier to make.—Monique Theoret, Wooster, Ohio

Butterscotch Shortbread

Butterscotch Shortbread

Butterscotch Shortbread

After sampling these tender cookies in a specialty store, I knew I had to duplicate them. My version has lots of toffee bits and butterscotch chips. I give away dozens as home-baked gifts. —Sandra McKenzie, Braham, MN

Lemon Shortbread Cookies

Lemon Shortbread Cookies

Lemon Shortbread Cookies

I received this recipe from my cousin who tried to duplicate cookies she loved from a restaurant. It was in a cookbook she made for the family for Christmas!—Lorie Miner, Kamas, Utah
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