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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.

Lemon Shortbreads

Lemon Shortbreads

Lemon Shortbreads

Every year my mom and I collect cookie recipes we want to try and then get together in early December for an afternoon of baking. These no-fail lemon cookies have become an annual tradition. They're a wonderful homemade holiday gift. —Kristen Johnson, Greendale, Wisconsin

Caramel-Apple Shortbread Cookies

Caramel-Apple Shortbread Cookies

Caramel-Apple Shortbread Cookies

There is nothing like seeing my friends almost melt to the floor when they bite into something I made. These cookies never fail to elicit oohs and aahs. —Amber Taylor, Lenoir City, Tennessee

Chocolate Shortbread Trees

Chocolate Shortbread Trees

Chocolate Shortbread Trees

You can use this rollout chocolate cookie dough to create all kinds of shapes and sizes, but I like to make trees because they are so easy to decorate. —Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri
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Slice & Bake Coconut Shortbread Cookies

Slice & Bake Coconut Shortbread Cookies

Slice & Bake Coconut Shortbread Cookies

Light and buttery, these delicate shortbread cookies are melt-in-your-mouth good. The coconut flavor makes them extra-special. They were made to nestle beside a teacup. —Roberta Otto, Duluth, Minnesota

Orange-Cranberry Shortbread

Orange-Cranberry Shortbread

Orange-Cranberry Shortbread

Holiday cookies should be extra-special, so I created this beautiful, delicious shortbread with cranberries, orange and holiday spices to both serve and give as gifts. Everyone loves them!—Lisa Speer, Palm Beach, Florida

Lime Shortbread with Dried Cherries

Lime Shortbread with Dried Cherries

Lime Shortbread with Dried Cherries

This fresh, sweet-tart cookie also works with dried cranberries and orange zest. I freeze the dough for up to a month. —Abigail Bostwick, Tomahawk, Wisconsin

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

A delicious little festive morsel. The cookie is crisp, buttery and not too sweet which complements the chocolate and candy perfectly.

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.

Ghost Shortbread Cookies

Ghost Shortbread Cookies

Ghost Shortbread Cookies

Pac-Man was my favorite video game when I was growing up. For a party, I decided to get creative and shape my go-to sugar cookies into the ghosts from the game. —Jamie S, Regina, Saskatchewan
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