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Heavenly Shortbread Recipe

Heavenly Shortbread

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (170 degrees C).
  2. Cream softened butter thoroughly. ( If using margarine, add four drops of butter flavoring.) Slowly add sugar.
  3. Sift flour and corn starch before adding. Mix well. Press into an ungreased jelly roll pan 11 x 15 x 1 1/2 inches.
  4. Bake 30 minutes or until very light brown. Score and cut while warm.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 08, 2003

i have only one word for these cookies.....INCREDIBLE..I DID ROLL OUT THE DOUGH AND USE COOKIE CUTTERS..TURNED OUT GREAT...thanks so much for the great recipe..easy and tastes wonderful..

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 04, 2003

recipe is okay, wasn't like the shortbread from Scotland that I'm used to. Seem to be a little to moist for that. Taste good though and very easy to make


157 Ratings

Oct 29, 2006

If this doesn't taste like your grandma's, then your grandma must've been a lousy cook. This is amazingly buttery shortbread, and was easy to make. My only change would be to cook it a little longer (maybe 5-7 minutes), and cut it into bars with a pizza wheel before it sets. Mine turned out fantastic, and I commend the submitter for an outstanding recipe.

Mar 19, 2003

This is truly wonderful and easy! I have also added some almond flavoring, which was very good. I used a cookie scoop and made individual cookies, which I found to be easier to handle.

Sep 25, 2009

This is the easiest and most tender shortbread I have ever made! It turns out everytime and my Grandaughters Autumn 4 yrs,and Tehya 1 3/4 yrs old love it! Thanks for posting this,I will use it often! I do add 2 tsp of vanilla. I throw everything into my big Kitchenaid stand mixer, and let it mix until I have a soft dough, and then I press the dough into a jelly roll pan that I have put parchment paper in and sprayed w/ cooking spray. I also spray my hands and then I just press it into the pan to fit. I have used either butter or margarine, and it always turns out great with either one! Sassycook

Mar 19, 2003

This is the easiest and best shortbread recipe that I've tried. The house smells wonderful as it bakes too. That's Mazie for a great shorbread recipe.

Apr 07, 2003

The shortbread was simple to make, tastes great. My mom even commented that they were better then hers. Pretty impressive, my mom is an excellent baker.

Dec 19, 2002

Was just hoping to find this, and here it is! Super easy and tastes great (specially with a cup of tea or glass of milk). Thanks AllRecipes and Mazie for posting it! Wonderful!


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  • Calories
  • 163 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 10.4 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 73 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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