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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    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 in the U.K.). These iconic treats,...


    Holland Butter Cookies

    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!...


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    The 5-Ingredient Shortbread Cookie Recipe You Must Make This Christmas

    Five simple ingredients transform into tender and adorable whipped shortbread cookies.

    Hazelnut Shortbread

    3 reviews

    We have several acres of hazelnut trees here in the Willamette Valley, where the climate is perfect for this crop....


    Caramel Pecan Shortbread

    12 reviews

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


    Caramel-Apple Shortbread Cookies

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


    Coffee Shortbread

    21 reviews

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

    Ginger Shortbread Cookies

    The traditional holiday flavor of gingerbread meets the buttery goodness of shortbread in this irresistible cookie. Pretty flecks of candied...


    Holiday Shortbread Cookies

    6 reviews

    This special Christmas treat came to me from Scotland through a relative. I compared this recipe with one a friend...


    Shortbread Squares

    11 reviews

    Here's a traditional shortbread recipe that's perfect with a cup of hot tea or coffee. It's a favorite during the...


    Tender Cherry Shortbread Cookies

    I cant begin to imagine how many dozens of these lucious cookies I have made over the years. The drizzled...


    Dipped Coconut Shortbread

    3 reviews

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

    Fudge-Topped Shortbread

    4 reviews

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


    Oatmeal Shortbread

    1 review

    These rich buttery cookies from Marion Hall are great with a steaming cup of coffee. "My family enjoys these chewy...


    Orange Shortbread with Spicy Dark Chocolate

    Of all the cookies I've made over the years, shortbread is the one that won't last 24 hours in our...


    Orange-Cranberry Shortbread

    Holiday cookies should be extra-special, so I created this beautiful, delicious shortbread with cranberries, orange and holiday spices to both...


    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...


    Shortbread Cutouts

    12 reviews

    I found this recipe in a magazine over 30 years ago and have made the cutouts for Christmas ever since....


    Almond-Tipped Shortbread Fingers

    6 reviews

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


    Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread

    2 reviews

    Grace Yaskovic from Branchville, New Jersey picks poppy seeds to perk up her lemony cookies. "A sprinkling of sugar adds...

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    Almond Toffee Shortbread

    "The topping for these yummy shortbread squares tastes like a chewy toffee bar," describes Darlene Brenden of Salem, Oregon. "If...


    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...


    Pecan Sandies Cookies

    42 reviews

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


    Frosted Shortbread

    3 reviews

    My mom has always known that homemade cookies have a special appeal that can't be duplicated by the store-brought variety....


    Glazed Maple Shortbread Cookies

    8 reviews

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


    Chocolate Shortbread Trees

    You can use this rollout chocolate cookie dough to create all kinds of shapes and sizes, but I like to...