3-Ingredient Shortbread Cookies


These three-ingredient shortbread cookies melt in your mouth. The secret is in the beating.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
36 cookies


  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar

  • 12 maraschino cherries


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C.)

  2. Combine butter or margarine, flour, and confectioners' sugar; beat for 10 minutes.

  3. Drop spoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Decorate with maraschino cherry pieces.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 18 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

147 Calories
10g Fat
13g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 147
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 73mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 1g
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 20mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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