Melt-in-Your-Mouth Shortbread


This is the best shortbread recipe ever. These buttery cookies melt when you take a bite. Great for Christmas parties with a little bit of decorating.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
2 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar

  • ¼ cup cornstarch


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Beat butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add flour, confectioners' sugar, and cornstarch; beat on low for 1 minute, then high for 3 to 4 minutes. Drop spoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on the baking sheets briefly before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

111 Calories
8g Fat
10g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 111
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 55mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 1g
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 11mg 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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