Shortbread Cookie Recipes

Chocolate chip is great, but nothing quite matches the crumbly goodness of a classic shortbread cookie. We’ve got all the tips, tricks and how-tos right here.

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How to Make Millionaire Bars

Crisp shortbread meets gooey caramel and a layer of chocolate in these decadent, crowd-pleasing millionaire bars.

How to Make Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies

Love this simple, buttery treat? Here's a recipe for gluten-free shortbread cookies, perfected by the Taste of Home Test Kitchen.

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22 Shortbread Recipes Every Baker Has to Try

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

Jammy Dodgers

1 review

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...

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Grandma’s Scottish Shortbread

4 reviews

My Scottish grandmother was renowned for baked goods, and these chunky shortbread bars are an example of why. —Jane Kelly,...

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

3 reviews

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

Chocolate Chunk Shortbread

4 reviews

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

Caramel-Apple Shortbread Cookies

1 review

There is nothing like seeing my friends almost melt to the floor when they bite into something I made. These...

Carrot Cake Shortbread

1 review

I really love carrot cake and wanted to make a cookie that had the same flavors. These comforting cookies are...

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Brown Sugar Shortbread

16 reviews

These rich buttery cookies have just three ingredients! They're a snap to make for a last-minute gift or when guests...

Homemade Chocolate Shortbread

11 reviews

This recipe has been in my files for a long time...probably from when I first learned to bake. Any chocolate...

Candy Cane Snowballs

13 reviews

I bake dozens of kinds of Christmas cookies to give to family and friends. I came up with this recipe...

Caramel Pecan Shortbread

13 reviews

My grandchildren look for Grandma's "candy bar cookies" every Christmas. I recommend doubling the recipe for these sweet treats because...

Shortbread Ornament Cookies

6 reviews

These buttery shortbread cookie ornaments are almost too pretty to eat! You can use cookie cutters in shapes of your...

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!...


10 reviews

I live in Missouri, but many of our family recipes come from New Zealand, where I lived as a youngster....

Scottish Shortbread Cookies

23 reviews

This simple three-ingredient shortbread cookie recipe makes wonderfully rich, tender cookies. Serve them with fresh berries of the season for...

Lime Shortbread with Dried Cherries

23 reviews

This fresh, sweet-tart cookie also works with dried cranberries and orange zest. I freeze the dough for up to a...

Shortbread Meltaways

6 reviews

You'll need just five everyday ingredients to stir up a batch of these bite-size cookies from Ruth Whittaker of Wayne,...

Fudge-Topped Shortbread

5 reviews

This combination of buttery shortbread and sweet chocolate is wonderful. Whenever I make it, there's nothing but crumbs left. Be...

Cranberry Shortbread Stars

8 reviews

My family loves shortbread and I love cranberries, so I decided to put the two together to make cranberry shortbread...

Slice & Bake Coconut Shortbread Cookies

13 reviews

Light and buttery, these delicate shortbread cookies are melt-in-your-mouth good. The coconut flavor makes them extra special. —Roberta Otto, Duluth,...

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Scottish Shortbread

77 reviews

My mother, who is of Scottish heritage, passed this shortbread recipe, along with other favorite recipes, on to me. When...

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Glazed Maple Shortbread Cookies

13 reviews

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

Shortbread Cutouts

17 reviews

I found this recipe in a magazine over 30 years ago and have made these shortbread cutout cookies for Christmas...

Chocolate Hazelnut Shortbread

2 reviews

We love hazelnut flavor and cookies that aren’t too sweet, so this recipe is perfect for us! If you like...

Shortbread Hearts

5 reviews

These flaky cookies melt in your mouth. Dipped in chocolate, they look festive.—Barbara Birk, St. George, Utah

Butterscotch Shortbread

15 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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Whipped Shortbread

223 reviews

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