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The Best Shortbread Cookies

A great Christmas cookie that can be paired with maraschino cherries, sprinkles, citrus and more!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas cookies, shortbread cookies
Servings: 3 dozen
Author: Alysa


  • mixer


  • 2 cups Butter
  • 1 cup Icing Sugar
  • 4 cups Flour


  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl or into your mixer
  • Working with a pastry cutter or a dough hook, cut in cold butter until mixture is mealy
  • Roll dough out about 1/2” thickness and cut out for cookies
  • Place sprinkles or cherries onto cookies and transfer them onto a lightly greased cookie sheet
  • Bake 350 for 8 minutes no longer
  • Cool for about 3 min on a cookie sheet and move to a cooling rack