Melt-In-Your-Mouth Shortbread Cookies
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
03 hrs 05 min


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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 2

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

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  4. STEP 4

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

  5. STEP 5

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


4.5Fat (mg)
10Cholesterol (mg)
40Sodium (mg)
10Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
<1Protein (g)


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  December 20, 2015

can this recipe be used in a cookie press?

— says mary
Test Kitchen Comment December 21, 2015

Hi Mary, we haven't tested this in a cookie press, so it's hard to say. It may be too firm to use in the press, so we'd suggest using one of the spritz recipes on our site. Happy baking!

— says mallory
  December 03, 2014

I dont know what I did wrong but mine didnt come out great :( im always trying to attempt this recipe and I just cant and I know these are amazing!

— says jenn
Test Kitchen Comment December 08, 2014

I think a key thing to remember when baking shortbread especially is to accurately measure the ingredients. This cookie has relatively few ingredients and so it is important to measure these ingredients carefully.

— says cindy
  December 19, 2012

Excellent Cookies!! I made shortbread cookies with other recipes before and they came out very greasy, not the case with these!

— says Dorneisha B.
  March 19, 2010

I suggest doubling the recipe,as these freeze well. Great baking activity to do with "interested" grandchildren.

— says Kathryn
  December 08, 2008

I make this cookies every year and everyone loves it.

— says adriane
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