Easy Shortbread

    45 minutes

    This has to be the simplest shortbread recipe you will ever find. Try making it with your kids for a fun treat.

    210 people made this

    Serves: 36 

    • 500g butter, softened
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 4 cups (500g) plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons cornflour

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees C.
    2. Cream softened butter thoroughly. Slowly add sugar.
    3. Sift flour and cornflour before adding. Mix well. Press into an ungreased 20x30cm baking tray.
    4. Bake 30 minutes or until very light brown. Score and cut while warm.

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    There's nothing much to say about this recipe, other than it was nice and simple and tastes pretty good. I'm sorry this is the worst review ever haha. Anyways it is definitely worth your time!  -  05 Oct 2014


    i have only one word for these cookies.....INCREDIBLE..I DID ROLL OUT THE DOUGH AND USE COOKIE CUTTERS..TURNED OUT GREAT...thanks so much for the great recipe..easy and tastes wonderful..  -  08 Apr 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    If this doesn't taste like your grandma's, then your grandma must've been a lousy cook. This is amazingly buttery shortbread, and was easy to make. My only change would be to cook it a little longer (maybe 5-7 minutes), and cut it into bars with a pizza wheel before it sets. Mine turned out fantastic, and I commend the submitter for an outstanding recipe.  -  29 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)