EASY SHORTBREAD COOKIES – This simple and satisfying, melt in your mouth shortbread cookies recipe you’ll quite likely find irresistible!
EASY SHORTBREAD COOKIES
— 10 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature 142g
— 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
— 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
— 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 180g
— 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt optional
In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat butter and vanilla extract until creamed.
Add confectioners sugar and salt; mix until combined.
Scrape bowl down and add flour while beating on low. Scrape bowl once more and mix until combined.
Shape the dough into a rectangular prism, wrap in plastic and chill until firm. At least an hour.
Preheat oven to 350F (177C). Use a sharp knife to cut 1/2 inch thick slices.
Place slices, spaced at least an inch apart, onto a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
Use a fork or skewer to indent a pattern onto the top.
Bake for about 10 minutes, rotating the baking sheet in the oven halfway through.
Transfer to a wire sheet to cool.