3-Ingredient Shortbread Cookies Recipe | Yummly
AboutCareersContact UsFAQs
BookmarkletYum Button

3-Ingredient Shortbread Cookies

Avalei Jane: "It was a bit of a bummer. There are good reviews…" Read More
Read Directions
Add to Meal Planner

Add to Meal Planner


  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Did you make this?
    Add All to Shopping List
    Add to Meal Planner

    NutritionView More

    Sodium14% DV330mg
    Fat72% DV47g
    Protein14% DV7g
    Carbs21% DV63g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories690Calories from Fat420
    Total Fat47g72%
    Saturated Fat29g145%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat420
    Total Carbohydrate63g21%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A30%
    Vitamin C

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Avalei Jane 21 days ago
    It was a bit of a bummer. There are good reviews, so it’s most likely my fault for the failure. When I tried to shape them, they were very greasy and sticky because I think there was too little flour or powdered sugar. Maybe both. I had more flour but decided it was enough, it might’ve been a tablespoon too short of flour. I’ve been short on powdered sugar so I got exactly half a cup. I put them in the oven for 16min but when I got them out, the once heart shaped shortbread was melty and sad. It was undercooked and very crumbly. It was delicious taste wise. I found, I didn’t have room temp butter so I tried to soften them via microwave which was my mistake. I’ll update my review when I make another batch.
    Christina Miguel a month ago
    Love these! Added a 1/4 tsp of vanilla and rolled out and cut with cutters... They turn out perfect every time!
    They turned out okay. I don’t eat a lot of this type of cookie so I can’t compare to others.
    Diana Coroy a month ago
    My cookies were flat and greasy
    Kathy Karr 2 months ago
    They are just what I wanted!
    Barbara 2 months ago
    Delicious and easy.... will definitely make them again.
    Latoya B. 4 months ago
    These were wonderful and easy to make...i added extract to mine.....cannot stop eating these cookies.
    Kamo 7 months ago
    it took me back to my safe place
    Kellie P. 8 months ago
    So easy to make, and beautifully light and tasty. Have made these a few times now and they come out great every time.
    Romeo a year ago
    It turned out amazing! They’re the perfect consistency, and great with coffee or tea.
    Penny Muwanga a year ago
    Delicious 🤤 Made as the recipe said
    Christina Hanks a year ago
    Melt in your mouth deliciousness. My family enjoyed these and want more. I did the recipe as stated and wouldn’t change a thing except maybe put in ground pecans.
    Anne Rosenau 2 years ago
    Melt in your mouth yummy. I’m considering putting chopped toasted pecans and a pinch of salt in the next time I make them. VERY easy to make. The dough is easy to handle, no refrigeration needed. No real mess. I did use powdered sugar to roll them out with and they were amazing!
    Carol 2 years ago
    Very good! I reduced the amount of flour on my second batch to make them a little more melt-in-your mouth and I liked that better. I also added a pinch of salt to the second batch which made them a little less sweet. I will definitely make them again!
    Jenna Social 2 years ago
    great next time i will use gluten free flour
    Jonathan 2 years ago
    Amazing. My oven is inconsistent with heat so the second tray was a litlle more golden brown but still good :)
    Greetings Shosh 2 years ago
    Delicious treat for kids! My daughter loved them.
    kaytlin beatty 2 years ago
    They turned out great! The kids and I made them holiday shapes instead of circles. My huband said they were a little to sweet tho, i used powdered sugar to coat the rolling pin instead of flour.
    Jackie 3 years ago
    great. easy snd quick good to make with kids
    Aubree Olson 3 years ago
    These cookies are super easy to make and everyone loved the texture!
    Maria Roses 4 years ago
    Shortbread is my kryptonite! I anxiously popped open this recipe and story, Then preheated my oven....BAM! 3 ingredients later, I mastered what I have been trying to find my whole life LOL! The perfect-simple-delicious-buttery shortbread. This is now my undisputed go to MANY THANKS!! -Maria Toronto Canada