Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Shortbread Cookies

Form the refrigerated cookie dough roll into a variety of geometric shapes: circles, squares or triangles.

40 min.prep time 3:05total time
3 1/2 dozen cookies
555 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.

Stir together sugar and cinnamon in small bowl. Roll warm cookies in cinnamon-sugar mixture.

 

 

Variation:

Marbled Slice & Bake Cookies: Omit cinnamon. Melt 2 (1-ounce) squares semi-sweet baking chocolate or 1/3 cup semi-sweet real chocolate chips in 1-quart saucepan over low heat; cool 5 minutes. Prepare dough as directed above. Remove half of dough from mixer bowl; set aside. To remaining dough in mixer bowl, add cooled, melted chocolate. Beat at low speed just until mixed (1 to 2 minutes). Divide plain and chocolate doughs into 2 pieces each. Shape each piece into 6-inch log. Press and mold together 1 plain 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 1/2 cup sugar.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 80

Fat: 4.5g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 40mg

Carbohydrates: 10g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: <1g

Recipe #11372©1999Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Excellent Cookies!! I made shortbread cookies with other recipes before and they came out very greasy, not the case with these!
I suggest doubling the recipe,as these freeze well.
Great baking activity to do with "interested" grandchildren.
I make this cookies every year and everyone loves it.
We love the pure taste of the cookies without the cinnamon and sugar. This is one of the first cookies that I gave to my children, they all still love them. They are a have to have during the holidays!
i liked the use of brown sugar.

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