Shortbread Cookies

Tender-crisp shortbread cookies are delicious in their simplicity. The buttery cookie is often cut into rounds or imprinted with a decorative flourish. Great glazes and mix-ins amplify the simple shortbread palette. Discover our basic steps for making classic shortbread cookies, or punch it up with shortbread bars and fruit and herb enhancements for the dough.

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Masala Chai Cookies
Warm tea flavors infuse these buttery shortbread cookies.
Ruby Red Grapefruit Shortbread Cookies
Texas red grapefruit are a winter treat that deserves more than a place on your breakfast table. Sweet, delicate shortbread is the perfect cookie for letting the flavor of its zest and juice shine through.
Fudgy Striped Peanut Butter Shortbread
Fudge-stripe cookies are popular among small elves. Here, classic shortbread pairs up with peanut butter for a yummy treat.
Margarita Shortbread Cookies
Enjoy your favorite happy hour cocktail in cookie form! The buttery shortbread dough features lime zest and tequila. The icing is spiked with booze, too!
Raspberry Marble Shortbread Cookies
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No, you're eyes aren't playing tricks; this shortbread cookie recipe requires just four ingredients! One of those ingredients is freeze-dried raspberries to make a pretty shortbread cookie like none you've had before.
Caramel Coconut Cookie Bars
This take on the Girl Scouts Samoas cookies (aka Caramel deLites) transforms them to bar form so you can quickly whip up a batch of 24 without having to shape them into perfect circles with the hole in the center.
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More Shortbread Cookies

Pink Peppercorn-Viola Shortbread
Flour, sugar, and butter are all you need to bake up a classic shortbread recipe. Add color and complementary flavors with crushed pink peppercorns and edible violas.
Macadamia Nut Cranberry Shortbread
Tart cranberries and salty, crunchy macadamia nuts are a match made in cookie heaven!
Vanilla Bean Shortbread Sandwiches with Orange Buttercream

Make the vanilla-flavored shortbread in advance and store them in the freezer. Then when you're ready to present them, add the fresh orange frosting to make an elegant sandwich cookie.