Cinnamon Shortbread Bars

Cinnamon Shortbread Bars

Shortbread bars made with a sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar.

15 min. prep time
48 bars
444 Ratings



1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup cake flour*
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


1 tablespoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Heat oven to 350°F.  Lightly grease 13x9-inch baking pan; set aside.

Combine all shortbread ingredients in bowl. Beat at low speed just until soft dough forms. (Do not over mix.)

Press dough evenly onto bottom of prepared pan.

Stir together all topping ingredients in bowl; sprinkle over shortbread. Prick dough all over with fork.

Bake 20-30 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool slightly on cooling rack; cut into bars while still warm.

*Substitute 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 60

Fat: 4g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 40mg

Carbohydrates: 6g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: <1g

Recipe #8521©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

What am I doing wrong? i have tried this twice and I can't get any kind of dough to form? It is all the dry stuff with bits of butter? Help?
Test Kitchen Comment


Hi Marybeth, when a dough doesn't come together and stays crumbly, it could mean that you have measured slightly too much flour. Next time, try lightly scooping flour into the measuring cup and leveling with a knife. Hope this helps - happy baking!
Posted December 30, 2015
A real crowd pleaser!
These are a breeze to make and delicious!
I poured a glaze over them when they came out of the oven.

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