Slice & Bake Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Slice & Bake Shortbread Cookies

Cinnamon shortbread cookies that are melt-in-your-mouth good, ready in minutes and inexpensive to make.

40 min.prep time 3:00total time
3 1/2 dozen cookies
646 Ratings

Ingredients

1 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

Combine butter, brown sugar and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add flour. Beat, scraping bowl often, until mixture leaves side of bowl and forms a smooth, soft dough.

Divide dough in half. Shape each half into 6x2-inch round log. Wrap each log in plastic food wrap; refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Heat oven to 375°F. Cut logs into 1/4-inch slices with sharp knife. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until lightly browned on edges. Let stand 5 minutes before removing from cookie sheets.

Meanwhile, combine sugar and cinnamon in small bowl. Roll warm cookies in cinnamon-sugar mixture.

VARIATION:

Marbled Slice & Bake Shortbread Cookies: Melt 2 (1-ounce) squares semi-sweet baking chocolate* in 1-quart saucepan over low heat; cool 5 minutes. Prepare dough as directed. Remove half of dough from bowl; set aside. To remaining dough in bowl, add cooled melted chocolate. Beat at low speed just until mixed. Divide white and chocolate doughs into 2 pieces each. Shape each piece into a 6-inch log. Press and mold together 1 white and 1 chocolate log to create marbled effect. Shape marbled dough into 6-inch log. Repeat with remaining 2 pieces of dough. Wrap each log in plastic food wrap; refrigerate until firm (at least 2 hours). Slice and bake as directed above. Roll warm cookies in sugar. *Substitute 1/3 cup real semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 80

Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 45mg

Carbohydrates: 10g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #11076©1999Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Easy enough to mix up and roll. Slice fast though once you remove from refrigerator, doesn't take long to get soft again. We rolled them in Cinnamon sugar before slicing, and sprinkled after.... came out great
This is a nice buttery cookie, but cinnamon??? Not really. If it's cinnamon taste you want, look elsewhere.
THIS RECIPE WAS ALSO SIMPLE TO MAKE . MY HUSBAND AND MY DAUGHTER SAID MA,THEY ARE LIKE PEANUTS , YOU CAN'T STOP EATING THEM.
YOU REALLY HAVE TO MAKE A DOUBLE RECIPE IF YOU WANT TO HAVE SOME LEFT OVER. I USE L.O.L BUTTER FOR ALL MY BAKING AND NEVER SUBSTITUTE. YOU WILL RUIN YOUR TASTE. I WILL MAKE THESE AGAIN. I JUST DON'T HAVE THE TIME TO BAKE LIKE I WANT TO. I HAVE BEEN BAKING FOR 40 YEARS AND I LOVE IT. MAKE THESE COOKIES , YOU WILL BE VERY HAPPY YOU DID. THANK YOU FOR ALL THOSE WONDER FULL SCRUMPSIOUS RECIPE'S
THANK YOU AGAIN
These are quick and easy to make. They are a keeper!
When I made these wonderful delicate cookies I omitted the cinnamon and sugar after they were baked. They were excellent! A real family favorite and easy too!
Well i added my own special touch to the recipe but it was still GREAT. the recipe really is melt in your mouth and taste so great.

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