Shortbread Cookies


  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter
  • 12 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • Any other flavoring
  • 2 cups flour


  • With a stiff silicone spatula in a mixing bowl
    • Cream the butter and sugar and flavoring together
    • Add in flour
    • Switch to your hand and combine until it comes together as a dough
  • I flour my counter for insurance but it probably isn’t necessary
  • Until there is no dough
    • Roll it out with a piece of wax paper to the thickness you want
    • Cut out shapes and land on a parchment-lined baking sheet
    • Ball up scraps
  • Bake at 350°F for 20–40 minutes, depending on if you want soft and fall apart or caramelized and hard


Good ideas for flavoring are: 1–2 tsp vanilla, 3–4 tsp loose leaf tea—ground in a mortar and pestle, 2–3 tsp matcha, rosemary, lavender, chocolate, kahlua, almond extract.

Grind 4 tsp of loose leaf earl grey tea in a mortar and pestle to make these Earl Grey Shortbreads.

I want to try adding 1 egg yolk and using almond flour.