3 Ingredient Shortbread Cookies Recipe

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield Yield: 16 wedges 1x
  • Category Category: Dessert
  • Method Method: Oven
  • Cuisine Cuisine: American


This super easy 3 Ingredient Shortbread Recipe is so simple and buttery with the perfect hint of sweetness. These shortbread cookies are fantastic served with coffee, dipped in chocolate, or on their own!



  • 1 cup salted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment mix the butter and sugar together for 2 minutes. Turn the mixer to low and add in the flour, mixing until just combined, approximately 30 seconds.
  3. Press the dough into a 9- inch springform pan.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes until the edges are lightly golden.
  5. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.Release the sides of the pan and using a very sharp knife, slice into wedges. Leave the shortbread in the pan until it’s completely cooled.
  6. Remove from the pan using a spatula.


Store at room temperature for up to 5 days for best freshness.

You can bake this in a 9- inch square pan as well, but for easiest removal, line the pan with aluminum foil before baking.

Nutrition Information:

6.3 g
1.9 mg
11.7 g
18.2 g
1.7 g
30.5 mg

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