5 Ingredient Easy Shortbread Cookie Recipe

5 Ingredient Easy Shortbread Cookie Recipe

 

 

Looking for a sweet treat that is easy, and that you probably have all of the ingredients for it right now?  Try this easy Shortbread Cookie Recipe!

A friend of mine found 101 Secrets A Cool Mom Knows at a yard sale, and decided I needed it.  😉

It actually is a fun book!  It’s filled with all sorts of Pinterest like content – all hidden in an old fashioned book with no pictures.  ;P

I was inspired by the recipe for shortbread cookies that was in it.  Shortbread cookies are probably the most basic cookie you can make, so that even when cupboards are not flourishing with goodies, moms can still usually manage to put together flour, sugar, and butter and make up a batch of shortbread cookies as an “emergency” sweet treat.

 

Shortbread Cookie Recipe

Ingredients Needed for this Shortbread Cookie Recipe:

  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 cup room temperature salted butter
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 cups dark melting chocolate (I got in the bulk section of my grocery store)
  • candy sprinkles for decoration

Instructions to make your Shortbread Cookies:

  • Preheat over to 325 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter until it begins to turn lighter yellow. Add sugar, and cream together until well combined.

Shortbread Cookie Recipe

  • Half a cup at a time, add the sifted flour to the creamed butter and sugar.
  • After all of the flour is mixed in, the dough will be crumbly.

Shortbread Cookie Recipe

  • Put the mixture in an un-greased 8 by 8″ glass baking pan.
  • Press the mixture down into the pan. I mostly used my fingers to even it out, but you can also use a metal spatula to help you make it even.

Shortbread Cookie Recipe

  • Using a skewer, score the top of the pressed dough to make 16 servings, then poke one row of holes down each scored bar. Make sure you poke straight through the dough and hit the bottom of the pan for each hole.  (This is where I let my 6 year old daughter help out – she loved making the holes!!)

Shortbread Cookie Recipe

  • Bake the cookies for 30 minutes at 325º or until slightly golden brown.
  • After the cookies are done baking and cooling, melt your chocolate in a glass bowl in 30 second increments in the microwave – stirring between each interval.
  • When the chocolate is melted, and the cookies have cooled a bit, dip half of the cookie in the chocolate until well covered, and place on a wax paper covered cookie sheet.  Sprinkle with decorations and let harden.
  • These shortbread cookies go great with a cup of coffee or tea!

Shortbread Cookie Recipe

If you are planning on bringing these to an event, I recommend making a double batch (even if you don’t need that many cookies.)  I did have  a few break on my while I was dipping them in the chocolate.  None of my family minded because they got a nice serving size of broken pieces to sample – but if you are depending on a certain amount – I’d make 2 batches for sure!

Shortbread Cookie Recipe

5 Ingredient Easy Shortbread Cookie Recipe
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Serves: 16 cookies
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 cup room temperature salted butter
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 cups dark melting chocolate (I got in the bulk section of my grocery store)
  • candy sprinkles for decoration
Instructions
  1. Preheat over to 325 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter until it begins to turn lighter yellow. Add sugar, and cream together until well combined.
  3. Half a cup at a time, add the sifted flour to the creamed butter and sugar.
  4. After all of the flour is mixed in, the dough will be crumbly.
  5. Put the mixture in an un-greased 8 by 8" glass baking pan.
  6. Press the mixture down into the pan. I mostly used my fingers to even it out, but you can also use a metal spatula to help you make it even.
  7. Using a skewer, score the top of the pressed dough to make 16 servings, then poke one row of holes down each scored bar. Make sure you poke straight through the dough and hit the bottom of the pan for each hole. (This is where I let my 6 year old daughter help out - she loved making the holes!!)
  8. Bake the cookies for 30 minutes at 325º or until slightly golden brown.
  9. After the cookies are done baking and cooling, melt your chocolate in a glass bowl in 30 second increments in the microwave - stirring between each interval.
  10. When the chocolate is melted, and the cookies have cooled a bit, dip half of the cookie in the chocolate until well covered, and place on a wax paper covered cookie sheet. Sprinkle with decorations and let harden.
  11. These go great with a cup of coffee or tea!

 

Shortbread Cookie Recipe

Shortbread Cookie Recipe

5 ingredient EASY Shortbread Cookie Recipe - this is an easy dessert using ingredients you probably have at your house anytime! happydealhappyday.com

 

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