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. She lives in rural Oklahoma with her husband and baby boy.

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