page.titleSimple Shortbread

Crunchy, buttery, melt in your mouth. Another family heirloom recipe, this simple recipe is the perfect shortbread!


  • 1 pound real butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 4 cups flour (if you use gluten-free flour, they have more crunch!)
  • 1/4 teaspoon if using unsalted butter.


  • Cream the butter and sugar together until well blended.
  • Add one cup of flour at a time, mixing thoroughly. (If you’re using regular flour, watch out for over-mixing. We use gluten-free flour so we don’t need to worry about this).
  • Once mixed, chill for half an hour.
  • Divide in half.
  • Roll out until 1/4 inch thick.
  • Cut into diamond shapes. Prick each cookie w a fork and sprinkle w sugar.
  • Bake on ungreased cookie sheet in 325 deg oven for about 15 minutes or until the bottom starts to just brown.
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