Tips To Make the Best Shortbread Cookies
Shortbread cookies are a holiday classic! Learn some tips on how to make the very best.
Choose High Quality ButterNo matter what brand of butter you buy, if it's real butter, you can rest assured that it's the best. Real butter is made with cream and a little salt. Learn more about different kinds of butter and butter quality.
Keep Ingredients SimpleShortbread is made with just butter, sugar, flour and salt. No need for additional ingredients!
Add FlavorIf you'd like to upgrade a traditional shortbread recipe, add flavors! Some of our favorites are gingerbread, toasted coconut, and lemon poppyseed.
Don't OverworkBe careful not to overwork your dough. Mix it just until it starts to come together, then dump it onto a floured surface until you have a smooth dough.
Shape DoughShortbread can be rolled out and cut into shapes, formed into a log and sliced, or pressed into a baking dish. It's up to you, so get creative!
Chill Before BakingThe goal is to ensure the butter in the dough is cold when it goes into the oven. This will prevent the shortbread from spreading.
Bake Until GoldenKeep an eye on your shortbread and make sure it doesn't get too dark. It should be just golden around the edges. Once out of the oven, allow them to cool before decorating.
Add Finishing TouchesYou can dip them in fudge, drizzle with icing, or add sprinkles if you'd like. Enjoy! Check out some of our favorite shortbread recipes.
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