3 Ingredient Classic Shortbread


This recipe is amazing! 3 ingredients and you have cookies ready for a playdate in 30 minutes flat. I timed. I whipped these up and no one believes it only has 3 ingredients. Seriously. Jo Cooks, can cook.


  • 315 g unsalted butter – softened
  • 140 g confectionery sugar
  • 350 g plain flour


  1. Preheat your fan assisted oven to 165C
  2. Put the butter in the mixing bowl of your mixer and cream until light and fluffy
  3. add the confectionery sugar and mix until well combined
  4. add the flour and mix very well
  5. transfer your cookie dough into your cookie press into your desired shape onto a baking tray ( not greased). Bake for 6 minutes ( cooked but not brown)
  6. Alternatively if you do not have a cookie press I advise rolling into 3 logs, wrapping in cling film and allow to rest for 30 minutes in the fridge, then cut into <1cm thick cookies, place the cookies on a parchment lined baking tray and put in the over for 10-12 minutes.
  7. Once slightly cooled on the baking tray, transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled transfer to an air tight cookie jar
  8. Bring to a play date, coy smile in place and feel fabulous, hunny – you are dresses in clothers AND your kids are dressed AND you have fabulous lipstick on AND you made yummy cookies. Well done mommy!
I’m Betty, and Butter is a story of a full-time suburban SAHM ( Stay-At-Home-Mom) who practices Medicine in her spare time. My life heavily revolves around Babycakes, my husband, Bobby and Ben, my children and an acerbic tongued pug D’Artagnan.

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4 responses to “3 Ingredient Classic Shortbread”

  1. shamla armoogam says:

    Please copy the receipe onto comments as well . as some phones do not open the attachments . hence receipe cannot be saved.
    Thank u

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  3. Mildred says:

    The answer of an extrep. Good to hear from you.

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