Our 3 ingredient shortbread recipe is the easiest shortbread you'll ever make... all you need is butter, plain flour and icing sugar!

3 Ingredient Shortbread Recipe - Conventional Method

Our 3 ingredient shortbread recipe is the easiest shortbread you'll ever make... all you need is butter, plain flour and icing sugar!
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Course: baking, Biscuits, Christmas, Cookies, sweets
Cuisine: Biscuits/Cookies, Christmas, sweets
Keyword: shortbread
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 35 cookies
Author: Lucy Mathieson

Ingredients

  • 340 g (3 sticks) butter
  • 130 g (1 cup) icing sugar
  • 375 g (3 cups) plain flour

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Line two large flat baking trays with baking paper and set aside. 
  • Beat the butter in a large bowl using an electric mixer on medium until smooth (approximately 30 seconds). 
  • Slowly add the icing sugar and continue mixing until well combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. 
  • Add the flour and mix on low speed until combined (please note that the mixture will be crumbly at this stage). 
  • Gently knead the dough into a ball (but don't overwork it) and then roll out to 1/2-1 cm thick. Use cookie cutters to cut the dough shapes out. 
  • Place the shapes onto the prepared trays and bake for 12-15 minutes or until only just very lightly golden (do not overcook). 
  • Allow to cool on the trays for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.