- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- Confectioners' sugar
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in flour. Press dough into a greased 9-in. square baking pan.
- Bake at 325° for 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into nine squares; dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 9 cookies.
Reviews for Easy 3-Ingredient Shortbread Cookies
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"I first made these cookies more than 50 years ago when I got the recipe from my friend's grandmother. These days I substitute solid shortening for half of the butter and add a bit of vanilla extract; the cookies hold together better and their flavor isn't compromised. I also use tiny cookie cutters, making these one-bite wonders."
"catlady 56, did you read the Editor's note?Simple..just read! Great recipe!"
"I really liked this shortbread. I did add a touch of vanilla to the batch. It was quick and simple to make. I did find them a bit too thick, for my taste. Thanks for the recipe. My cup of tea and shortbread is waiting for me:)"
"We love these cookies! My daughter and her cousins love to use food coloring pens to decorate these cookies. They are yummy and last well."
"Why didn't you tell us how to make the design. That is the reason I looked at the recipe. There are lots of short bread recipes, you attracted me with the design then you say dust with powder sugar? Bait and switch."