Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Shortbread Cookies

Course: Dessert


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 egg yolk


  • Pre-heat oven to 325 °F.
  • With a spoon, stir together icing sugar, salt, and nutmeg.
  • Add in the egg yolk and soft butter. Stir until combined.
  • Add the flour, half a cup at a time, until it is too hard to mix with a spoon.
  • Throw the dough onto a floured board and knead until well-combined. Add extra flour if the dough becomes oily.
  • Roll out to a thickness of 6 mm and cut into shapes. Place on a baking tray.
  • Cook for 10-12 minutes at 325 °F. If the cookies start to turn brown, you have cooked for too long.