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A good shortbread recipe is hard to come by, even though there’s many different varieties out there.  What I mean by a good shortbread recipe is one that is not too difficult to master, takes very little time, is inexpensive, and holds its shape when baked.

Three Ingredient Shortbread Cookie Dough

This recipe has all of that, plus one added bonus – it’s adaptable!  You can add candies or chocolates, you can change the colour of the dough with a few drops of food colouring, you can roll them out and cut them into squares with a knife, or you can use your favourite cookie cutters.  I’ve even added different seasonings from time to time, such as a dash of ginger or cinnamon.

Three Ingredient Shortbread Cookie Dough

You’ll most definitely want to keep this recipe close by.  It’s great for any occasion!

Three Ingredient Shortbread Cookie Dough

Three Ingredient Shortbread Cookie Dough

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Author: Lord Byron's Kitchen
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • Optional - sprinkles candy canes, mini chocolate chips, etc.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Using a handheld mixer, blend together the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the flour and use a spatula to fold the flour into the butter mixture.
  4. Once fully incorporated, wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. With a rolling pin, roll out the dough until a 1/4 inch thickness has been achieved.
  6. Cut into desired shapes.
  7. Add toppings if desired, and bake for 15 minutes.
  8. Allow cookie to completely cool before adding icing if you plan to do just that.

Recipe Notes

You will note that I decided to add sprinkles to the dough as I was mixing it. After I rolled out the dough, I added a few more on top, and just slightly pressed them into the dough so they wouldn't roll off.

Nutrition Facts
Three Ingredient Shortbread Cookie Dough
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Potassium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g 0%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Three Ingredient Shortbread Cookie Dough

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