Shortbread cookies are an all-time favorite, but they’re also a great way to switch things up in the kitchen. Whether you’re looking for something classic and comforting or something more adventurous, you’ll find it among these top-rated recipes.
From classic shortbread to flavorful variations like strawberry, chocolate, or lemon, these recipes are sure to make your mouth water. With 15 of the best shortbread cookie recipes, you’re bound to find something to please the whole family.
Each and every recipe is easy enough to make, so you can satisfy your sweet tooth with a batch of delicious shortbread cookies any time. Enjoy!
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Easy Shortbread Cookie Recipe
This Easy Shortbread Cookie Recipe is the perfect addition to your cookie repetoire. We've taken a basic shortbread cookie base, and added semi-sweet chocolate, chopped nuts, and tart dried fruit for the best slice and bake cookie dough you can keep on hand all season.
These Matcha Green Tea Shortbread Cookies are nothing less of amazing. The simple ingredient list for this shortbread recipe allows the earthy Matcha flavor to really shine through. They can be served plain or dipped in some melted chocolate of your choosing.
Indulge in these tempting Caramel Pecan Shortbread Squares that combine a buttery shortbread crust with a rich, nutty caramel topping. This easy-to-follow recipe promises a delightful treat in every bite!
Preheat the oven to 350°F, and line a 9x13-inch pan with aluminum foil, leaving a 2-inch overhang on all sides.
For the crust, in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream 2 sticks of unsalted butter and 2/3 cup light brown sugar until fluffy.
Add 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt to the butter mixture, and mix until crumbly.
Press the crust evenly into the foil-lined pan and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
While the crust bakes, prepare the caramel pecan topping by combining 1 stick of unsalted butter, 1 cup light brown sugar, 1/3 cup honey, and 2 tablespoons heavy cream in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
Stir the topping mixture until it comes to a boil, then let it simmer for 1 minute.
Remove the saucepan from the heat, and stir in 2 cups of roughly chopped pecans and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
After removing the crust from the oven, immediately pour the caramel pecan topping over it, spreading it evenly on the surface.
Return the pan to the oven and bake for an additional 18-20 minutes or until the topping is set.
Let the squares cool completely in the pan; they will firm up as they cool, so do not overbake.
Use the foil overhang to lift the cooled squares from the pan and transfer them to a cutting board.
These Strawberry Shortbread Cookies are full of strawberry flavor thanks to the freeze dried strawberry in the cookie dough. Dressed up with a strawberry glaze, they are ready for a summer party in the backyard.
Buttery Lemon Shortbread Cookies with a Glaze are light and fresh with vibrant sweet and sour flavors that are surprisingly easy to create! Every bite is packed with a burst of lemon flavor and the shortbread has the perfect dense, buttery texture that will make this your new favorite cookie!