Shortbread Cookie Recipes

Get 5-star recipes for the best buttery shortbread cookies, from basic to totally tricked out.

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Heavenly Shortbread

Rating: 4.62 stars
158
Very easy to make and delicious.

Whipped Shortbread Cookies

Rating: 4.36 stars
508
A festive melt in your mouth cookie, and very easy to make.

Caramel Shortbread Squares

Rating: 4.47 stars
732
These cookies consist of a shortbread crust, firm caramel center, and a milk chocolate top. They are super-easy to make and they take only 20 minutes to bake.

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookie Logs

Rating: 4.57 stars
131
Delicious shortbread logs with chocolate chips in the cookie and dipped in chocolate and nuts on the end.

Tina's Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rating: 4.55 stars
419
This cookie is incredible. It's so rich and tasty. I cannot tell how many times I get asked for this recipe. Everyone loves it and it's easy to make. These keep very well. You can make dough ahead time and freeze it. Defrost when ready to use and follow baking instructions. Great cookie for the holidays.

Almond Shortbread I

Rating: 4.27 stars
154
Melt-in-your-mouth shortbread.

Maple Shortbread Cookies

Rating: 4.15 stars
42
When moving and trying to use up leftover items in the refrigerator, I came up with this recipe. Tasty!

Scottish Shortbread II

Rating: 4.61 stars
238
Light, very buttery. Does not make a large batch, but are simple enough to make many batches. Recipe does not double well.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Shortbread Cookies

Rating: 4.51 stars
37
These are just like the shortbread and jam cookies you know, but with the taste of peanut butter and grape jelly.

Kay's Shortbread

Rating: 4.64 stars
222
This simple shortbread cookie is baked in a nine inch round cake pan, and cut into wedges.

Venice High School Cherry Butter Cookies

Rating: 4.43 stars
85
I made these cookies waaay back when in Home Economics class at Venice High School in L.A., California. With a shortbread texture blended with walnuts and cherries, these are certainly unforgettable. I usually bake them around Christmas, but they are super any time of year. They are particularly great with a hot cup of coffee, I hope you enjoy these as much as my family does!
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Shortbread Cookies II

Rating: Unrated
872
"My fiancé and his dad ate a dozen within a day. I used cookie cutters and topped them with homemade icing and sprinkles. They are delicious!" – alicia

Rosemary Shortbread Cookies

Rating: Unrated
148
"Very nice, delicately flavored cookies." – CookinBug