4 Ingredient Shortbread Cookies

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I love shortbread cookies but they don’t seem to be easy to find unless you visit a bakery or find a tin of Christmas cookies this time of year! When I found a super easy recipe for them, I knew I had to give it a try! I’m glad I did, not only were they so simple (just 4 ingredients!), they’re also wonderfully buttery and delicious!

4 Ingredient Shortbread Cookies recipe on Splendry

Ingredients:

4 Ingredient Shortbread Cookies Ingredients

  • 2 sticks (1 cup) of butter (I used salted)
  • 1/4 C. corn starch
  • 1/2 C. powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 C. all-purpose flour

4 Ingredient Shortbread Cookies

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

2. Whip butter with a mixer until fluffy.

4 Ingredient Shortbread Cookies whipping butter

3. Stir in flour, cornstarch, and powdered sugar. Beat on low for one minute and then on high for 3-4 minutes. After the first minute the dough will be very crumbly and dry, don’t worry! Once you kick the mixer up to high your dough will begin to transform after 2-3 minutes! It’s kind of cool!

4 Ingredient Shortbread Cookies dry ingredients mixture

4 Ingredient Shortbread Cookies mixing ingredients

Your dough will still be pretty crumbly after the first minute of mixing. Don’t worry!

4 Ingredient Shortbread Cookies continued mixing

Turn your speed up and your dough will start to smooth and clump up, keep going!

4 Ingredient Shortbread Cookies dough

You made it!

4. Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet (I covered mine with parchment paper).

4 Ingredient Shortbread Cookies dropping cookie dough

4 Ingredient Shortbread Cookies ready to bake

5. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the edges just begin to lightly brown. You definitely don’t want to overcook (and with no eggs included, you can’t really under cook)!

4 Ingredient Shortbread Cookies baking

6. Move immediately to wire racks to cool.

4 Ingredient Shortbread Cookies cooling

You can also play around with different variations – the last time I made them I drizzled some melted chocolate on top!

4 Ingredient Shortbread Cookies recipe

Originally published December 12, 2016

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Jamie

Jamie

Stylist and Blogger at JK Style
Jamie loves a little black dress, chips and salsa, and is obsessed with subscription boxes. She tries to maintain an air of sophisticated city life while actually living next to a wheat field. Or is it alfalfa? Corn? She doesn’t know. You can find her blogging about style and shopping at JK Style.
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