Making this fantastic delicacy is an easy, non-pain staking process. The best Short Bread cookie is a delicacy that is tender, crumbly and melts in your mouth. This delicacy has no liquids and lots of fats. Therefore, without using any liquids, this cookie has no gluten development, unlike other baked products.

Many people may find it challenging to make the best of this delicacy, but following the tips will make a great treat.

The Ingredients

You will need the following;

  • All-purpose wheat flour 250 g
  • Powdered sugar 115 g
  • Salted butter at room temperature

To make it tastier, you can add a little vanilla extract, but if you are not a fan, you can leave it like that.


  1. Prepare your oven by preheating it to 325 degrees and line it with two baking trays with parchment paper.
  2. Make the dough by adding the flour, butter, sugar and vanilla extract to a mixing bowl. Using a stand mixer, mix the ingredients slowly until you achieve a crumbly mixture. You will know the dough is ready when it forms one mass and clumps together when pressed.
  3. Place the dough on a clean flat surface. Gently roll the dough to the thickness you prefer your cookies to be.
  • Use a cutter to make the preferred shapes of your cookies.
  • Place your cookies on one of the parchment-lined baking trays and chill them in the freezer for about 15 minutes.
  • Arrange the frozen pieces on the next baking tray, spacing them at a distance of about half an inch.
  • Bake the cookies in the preheated for about 20 minutes. Lift them slightly to check if the bottom has somewhat changed colour to a golden brown.
  • Lastly, cool them on a rack before storing them in an airtight container. The pieces are ready to be held in an airtight container and probably in a fridge.

You now have a perfect recipe for making the best shortbread cookies. After perfecting this skill, you can move higher by adding some of your favourite ingredients to this recipe. To add to this perfection, you can also use a weighing scale to ensure you get the right balance of the elements.

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