Classic shortbread cookies

Classic shortbread cookies

Classic shortbread cookies
Do you know why I love cookies?because the moment they are ready in the oven the house start smelling incredible.other bakings like meat pie and chicken pie also make the house smell good,but cookies just do an incredible job, it's something I can't explain.

ShortBread Cookies Recipe

This shortbread cookie recipe is quick,easy and mouthwatering,what more,it uses only six ingredients that you probably have have in your pantry.
Some people bake for special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries and holidays but I bake almost every week.if I have the ingredients and I can bake it then there isn't any reason of buying it.I don't know,but what's the use of buying something when you have the time,the energy,the ingredients and the equipments to use?I honestly don't see any yeah, that's the reason why I bake every week,if not on Saturday then I do it on Sundays,these are the days that me and my family get to spend together so I use the opportunity to bake something for all of us.

Homemade Shortbread cookie
You can actually make the dough in can store the dough for a month in the freezer and a week in the refrigerator.
Everytime I am making a dough for the cookies,I always make enough for the next time.

Definitely!!.you can use salted butter.just make sure that you don't add salt to your ingredients since the butter already has salt or you can add just a pinch of salt

How to make shortbread cookies

The cookies will start to change color on the bottom.please note that cookies are only baked for a few minutes.don't burn them in the process of waiting for them to change color.if you are making cookies for the first time then continue to ready so that you know how long they are baked.
TIP: another way of knowing that cookies are ready is the change of smell in the house from regular to extraordinary.


These shortbread cookies can be stored for up to 3 months in a freeze just place the shortbread cookies in a plastic wrap or an airtight container.
Classic shortbread cookies

TIP 3:
You can do a lot of things with shortbread can turn them to a shortbread and peanut butter sandwiches by filling them with peanut can also turn them into thumbprint cookie by applying some jam.Do you love Jam recipes?Then you'll definitely love these Jam Tart Recipe You can also dip them into chocolate before eating them.You won't want to miss this chocolate recipe Brownies Recipe
There are a lot of tricks you can do,these are just a few of them.
Turning ordinary cookies into extraordinary cookies is what differentiate a great baker from a regular baker.

Do you know the fan part about making cookies and Biscuits? it's the cutting,yes the cutting baby.
I use a cookie cutter,you can always find something in the kitchen to use to cut the cookies in case you don't have the cookie cutter.
Back to what I was saying.
The fun part about making cookies is that you make one dough but you make different shaped cookies.When you have kids, they'll be like "I'll have the fish,and the butterfly and the others" that's the power of cutting cookies.even when it's the same ingredients kids will always love the shapes they see.

Once again these cookies are quick,easy,buttery and crisp.
If you don't like a lot of butter then you can make cookies using milk or water and 2 tablespoon of butter or 2 tablespoon of cooking oil.but that's another topic for another blog post.

Classic Shortbread cookies

Classic Shortbread cookies
  • 1 Cup butter
  • 2 1/2 Cups flour
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla essence
  • Quarter Teaspoon of salt
  • Condensed milk


1.In a mixing bowl mix butter, salt, condensed milk and sugar together,mix using a handheld mixer and gradually add flour, continue to mix then lastly add vanilla essence 

2. Continue to mix til everything is mixed together. 

3. Clean the surface you'll be using to make the dough.make the dough using your hands.the dough should be smooth. 

4. Put the dough in the refrigerator for 40 minutes. 

5. Remove the dough from the fridge,roll it then cut into your desired shape 

6.Bake in the oven for 15 minutes at 180° Celsius. 

7. Remove from the oven when ready.Wait til the shortbread cookies have completely cooled. Serve with a cup of milk or with a cup of coffee.

Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Yield: 24 cookies
Calories: 120kcal
Fat: 8g
Cuisine: Zambian
Category: Dessert
Keyword: Shortbread Cookies, Biscuit recipe

Nutrition Information:
Per serving

Calories 120kcal (6%)Carbohydrates: 11g (4%)Protein: 1g (2%)Fat: 8g (12%)Saturated Fat: 4g (25%)Cholesterol: 20mg (7%)Sodium: 68mg (4%)Potassium: 13mgSugar: 3g (3%)Vitamin A: 236IU (6%)Calcium: 4mgIron: 0.7mg (3%)


  1. so easy and I have all these ingredients right now! Thanks for sharing

  2. Look like Girl Scout Cookies!!! YUM :)

  3. Thanks for tbis recepie I live short bread cookies.

  4. I absolutely love shortbread cookies and will try this recipe with King Arthur gluten free flour! Pinned :)

  5. Perfect time to put this into practice due to the quarantine.

  6. I was looking for a recipe to make with my 3 year old daughter this weekend. This will be perfect!

  7. Our kids will love this especially now they are homeschooled and have more freedom to snacks around!

  8. Wow that's an amazing recipe. I will make it tomorrow.

  9. Thanks for the recipe I was bored in the house and I want to makes cookies.

  10. Looks yummy.such a short and easy recipe.

  11. Wow, so easy to make and looks yummy! I love shortbread cookies so I will be making these!

  12. Wow that's so easy to make thanks for sharing this i am definitely trying this ;)

  13. I love shortbread cookies. I'll have to make these!

  14. I never thought it is quiet easy and straightforward to make a short bread. I will try this at home.

  15. Lovely! i will definitely try out this recipe!

  16. Oh I love shortbread cookies! I'm going to have to try and make these with the kiddos this week.

  17. This time of pandemic lockdown. It is always good to try new delicious foods like this.


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