- 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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"My husband's mom would make shortbread cookies at Christmas time every year when he was young. He asked me to make some so I used this recipe . He was so delighted! The cookies tasted just like the ones his mom made. Thank you for sharing a terrific recipe and giving my husband a little bit of Christmas from his younger days !!!!"
"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."