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. Here are 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.