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16 Shortbread Recipes Every Baker Has to Try

Everyone loves these melt-in-your-mouth cookies. Discover our favorite recipes for shortbread cookies that will please all palates.

Jammy Dodgers

On my first trip to Great Britain, I stumbled upon these cookies (or biscuits, as they're known in the U.K.)....


Holland Butter Cookies

1 review

My great-grandmother's Holland butter cookies have been passed down in my family from generation to generation. This recipe uses only...


Grandma’s Scottish Shortbread

2 reviews

My Scottish grandmother was renowned for her baking, and one of the highlights whenever we visited my grandparents was her...


Glazed Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread cookies are classics and always welcome on my table. But when I want to punch up the flavor a...

Easy Scottish Shortbread

1 review

These traditional butter cookies require only three ingredients. They’re so yummy, you won’t be able to stop at just one!...


Unicorn Manes

2 reviews

Everyone loves a classic shortbread cookie. Make each cookie magical with a quick dip into melted baking chips and rainbow-colored...

Rosemary-Lemon Shortbread Sandwich Cookies

These beautiful shortbread sandwich cookies are always a welcome addition to our annual ladies holiday tea luncheon. The distinctive rosemary...


Double-Dipped Shortbread Cookies

1 review

My mom and her friend did a lot of cookie swaps together. They were always finding new recipes to share,...


Pecan Sandies Cookies

44 reviews

Whenever Mother made these cookies, there never seemed to be enough! Even now when I make them, they disappear quickly....


Pecan Shortbread Tea Cakes

1 review

My Grandma Ellis made her shortbread cookies only at Christmas because the ingredients were so indulgent. The results are, too!—Trisha...

Butterscotch Shortbread

12 reviews

After sampling these tender cookies in a specialty store, I knew I had to duplicate them. My version has lots...


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Scottish Shortbread

70 reviews

Scottish settlers first came to this area over 150 years ago. My mother herself was Scottish, and—as with most of...


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Cranberry Shortbread Stars

6 reviews

My family loves shortbread and I love cranberries, so I decided to put the two together. The star shape is...


Lemon & Rosemary Shortbread Cookies

13 reviews

Lemon and rosemary make these luscious treats a sweet surprise for a few friends. —Malorie Harris, Wildomar, California


Coffee Shortbread

22 reviews

You'll be remembered for these cookies when you serve them for a morning coffee or at a gathering. Melted chips...

Lavender Shortbread

Lavender flowers can be used fresh or dried in cooking. The flowers have an intense flavor, so they are best...


Almond-Tipped Shortbread Fingers

7 reviews

My husband enjoys these cookies so much that he usually can't wait until they're set to start eating them. If...


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Buttery 3-Ingredient Shortbread Cookies

28 reviews

With only a few ingredients, these butter shortbread cookies are so simple to prepare. —Pattie Prescott, Manchester, New Hampshire


Chocolate Chunk Shortbread

3 reviews

Chocolate is a nice addition to shortbread, as this scrumptious recipe proves. The shortbread cookies are delicious served with a...


Glazed Maple Shortbread Cookies

11 reviews

Whenever I visit friends in Lutsen, Minnesota, I make sure to buy maple syrup there because I think it's even...


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Whipped Shortbread

207 reviews

These whipped shortbread cookies melt in your mouth. Mostly I make them for the holidays, but I'll also prepare them...