Basic Shortbread Cookie Dough Basic Shortbread Cookie Dough

Basic Shortbread Cookie Dough | Food styling by Melanie Stuparyk | Prop styling by Madeleine Johari Image by: Jeff Coulson

Use this basic shortbread dough to create four delicious variations,

  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Total time 45 minutes



In stand mixer using paddle attachment, or in bowl using  wooden spoon, beat together butter, icing sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy; stir in flour just until combined.

Divide dough in half; press into discs. Wrap each in plastic wrap; refrigerate until firm but still soft enough to roll out, about 30 minutes.

Makes 1 batch dough.

Prepare according to directions for the following recipes:
Chocolate Toffee Shortbread Cups
Peekabook Shortbread Stars
Fruitcake Shortbread
Shortbread Snowflakes

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Basic Shortbread Cookie Dough