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Easy 3-Ingredient Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Easy 3-Ingredient Shortbread Cookies Recipe

These buttery cookies get instant holiday flair thanks to delicate snowflake designs on top. To create them, see the Editor's Note at the end of the recipe. —Pattie Prescott, Manchester, New Hampshire
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:9 servings


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 323 calories, 20 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 54 mg cholesterol, 3 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.