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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.

Shortbread Hearts

Shortbread Hearts

Shortbread Hearts

These flaky cookies melt in your mouth. Dipped in chocolate, they look festive.—Barbara Birk, St. George, Utah

Shortbread Meltaways

Shortbread Meltaways

Shortbread Meltaways

You'll need just five everyday ingredients to stir up a batch of these bite-size cookies from Ruth Whittaker of Wayne, Pennsylvania. Although they don't cost much—a mere 4¢ they're rich and melt-in-your-mouth good.

Crunchy Oatmeal Shortbread

Crunchy Oatmeal Shortbread

Crunchy Oatmeal Shortbread

Crunchy oats give this traditional shortbread recipe a new twist. These buttery confections are simply good to the very last crumb-especially with a cup of hot coffee or eggnog. I've also learned that they keep for months...if you hide them well enough!
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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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