Shortbread Bars
15 min
1 hr 15 min


1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/4 cup sugar

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons sugar

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine butter and 1/4 cup sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add flour, cornstarch, and salt. Beat at low speed until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Press dough onto bottom of ungreased 8- or 9-inch square baking pan; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar. Bake 23-25 minutes or until light golden. Immediately sprinkle with remaining sugar. Cool 5 minutes. Cut into bars. Cool completely before removing from pan.

Tip #1

Lemon Shortbread: Add 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest to dough. Bake as directed.

Pecan Shortbread: Add 1/2 cup finely chopped toasted pecans to dough. Bake as directed.


5Fat (mg)
10Cholesterol (mg)
85Sodium (mg)
12Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)


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  April 26, 2012

I actually love this recipe for my cutout cookies. They're delicate, but everybody says they are the best cutouts they've ever had. I make the cookie thicker than I would a sugar cookie that has egg in it. They hold up better that way. They retain their shape better than the doughs I've tried in the past that contain egg. I bake them about 8-10 minutes.

— says Karen N.
  December 26, 2010

This is the very best recipe for making cutout cookies. They're delicate to work with, but they keep their shape beautifully. I add a teaspoon of vanilla.

— says Karen N.
  July 11, 2009

add one half cup of chopped chocolate chips to the dough, makes an awesome chocolate shortbread. For an extra flourish, did in Dolce Fruita a chocolate dipping sauce. Heavenly.

— says Patricia
  September 23, 2008

Scottish shortbread is one of my favorite cookies and I've searched for years for a recipe close to the finest store bought and I finally found one! I haven't bought any in a long time--this has the right lightly sweet taste and crunch that I've been looking for.

— says susan
  September 14, 2008

good, standard shortbread with a little bit of interest

— says audrey
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