Have you ever made shortbread cookies? They’re so easy! A basic shortbread cookie has just three ingredients: butter, sugar and flour. To bump up the flavor just a bit for these cookies, I also add a little vanilla and salt.
As far as equipment, you’ll need a stand mixer (or electric beaters), a rolling pin, and some cookie cutters. I love to use seasonal “cookie cutter and stampers” because they provide the basic shape of the cookie (for example, a Christmas tree) and also include extra detail (like garland and ornaments).
For extra flavor and a little sparkle, you can dip the shortbread cookies in melted chocolate and decorate with sprinkles. Gold sprinkles on dark chocolate is my favorite combination.
Here are links to the “cutter stampers” I like to use:
If you use small cookie cutters, this recipe makes a LOT of cookies, perfect for sharing with friends and neighbors. I found these cookie boxes online and they’re just the right size for gifting.
Hope you get a chance to try these easy shortbread cookies! If you’re looking for some other cookie ideas, try our easy holiday biscotti, five-ingredient coconut macaroons, or these classic chocolate chip cookies.