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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.

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My husband enjoys these cookies so much that he usually can't wait until they're set to start eating them. If you'd like, try dipping them into melted semisweet chocolate and chopped pecans.
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Berry Shortbread Dreams

Berry Shortbread Dreams

Berry Shortbread Dreams

Raspberry jam adds fruity sweetness to these rich shortbread thumbprint cookies. They will absolutely melt in your mouth! —Mildred Sherrer, Fort Worth, Texas

Brown Sugar Shortbread

Brown Sugar Shortbread

Brown Sugar Shortbread

These rich buttery cookies have just three ingredients! They're a snap to make for a last-minute gift or when guests will be arriving on short notice. For best results, gradually stir the flour into the dough. -Shirley Gardiner Clearwater, Manitoba

Buttery 3-Ingredient Shortbread Cookies

Buttery 3-Ingredient Shortbread Cookies

Buttery 3-Ingredient Shortbread Cookies

These buttery cookies are so simple to prepare, with only a few ingredients. —Pattie Prescott, Manchester, New Hampshire
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Almond-Tipped Shortbread Fingers

Almond-Tipped Shortbread Fingers

Almond-Tipped Shortbread Fingers

My husband enjoys these cookies so much that he usually can't wait until they're set to start eating them. If you'd like, try dipping them into melted semisweet chocolate and chopped pecans.

Hazelnut Shortbread

Hazelnut Shortbread

Hazelnut Shortbread

We have several acres of hazelnut trees here in the Willamette Valley, where the climate is perfect for this crop. Harvesttime is a big family event with everyone pitching in to help. I try to incorporate this wonderful flavorful nut into our recipes, and this cookie is always a hit. -Karen Morrell, Canby, Oregon

Turtle Shortbread Cookies

Turtle Shortbread Cookies

Turtle Shortbread Cookies

Eyes light up every time I serve these ooey-gooey wedges. With caramel, chocolate and pecans, they remind guests of turtle candies. —Patricia Schlink, Washington, Illinois

Frosted Shortbread

Frosted Shortbread

Frosted Shortbread

My mom has always known that homemade cookies have a special appeal that can't be duplicated by the store-brought variety. Even today, she keeps us grownup kids well stocked with fresh-from-the-oven treats such as this tender shortbread. —Pat Cole Polebridge, Montana

Fudge-Topped Shortbread

Fudge-Topped Shortbread

Fudge-Topped Shortbread

"This combination of buttery shortbread and sweet chocolate is wonderful," promises Valarie Wheeler of DeWitt, Michigan. "Whenever I make it, there are nothing but crumbs left," she adds. Be sure to cut these into small squares because they're very rich.

Glazed Maple Shortbread Cookies

Glazed Maple Shortbread Cookies

Glazed Maple Shortbread Cookies

Whenever I visit friends in Lutsen, Minnesota, I make sure to buy maple syrup there because I think it's even better than in Quebec. These delicious cookies can be decorated with sprinkles or they're just fine as is.—Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario

Chocolate-Drizzled Shortbread

Chocolate-Drizzled Shortbread

Chocolate-Drizzled Shortbread

The home economists in our Test Kitchen came up with this recipe for cookies that are as pretty as they are tasty.

Dipped Coconut Shortbread

Dipped Coconut Shortbread

Dipped Coconut Shortbread

Suggests Toni Petroskey, Lorain, Ohio, "These cookies are great for Valentine's Day. Coconut adds flavor and texture to the shortbread."
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