Classic Shortbread Recipe
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5 from 1 vote

Classic Shortbread

Classic shortbread recipe that is rich, buttery and melts in your mouth
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: British
Servings: 25
Author: Patti from


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar I prefer Wilton Sparkling Sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Beat butter and powered sugar until well combined and fluffy, with electric mixer.
  • Add flour, baking powder and salt to butter and sugar mixture; beat until combined.
  • Press dough into an 8 x 8 inch ungreased baking dish.
  • Prick the top of the dough with a fork and sprinkle with the granulated sugar.
  • Bake in 350 degree preheated over for 25 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  • Cut in 25 even pieces (this will be a 5 by 5 grid) and enjoy with your favorite tea.