Grandma Leona’s Shortbread Recipe

by Sally Burke on December 23, 2008

This is my Grandma’s recipe for shortbread. I probably made a dozen batches of this for Christmas presents. Very easy to make…you only need three ingredients. Hey, if @lyndseo can make it, so can you!

Grandma Leona's Shortbread
Grandma Leona’s Shortbread

3/4 c sugar
3/4 lb butter (3 sticks)
4c flour

Using the paddle attachment on your mixer, cream butter and sugar thoroughly until light and fluffy. Add flour one cup at a time and mix well. Switch to dough hook if the mixer has a hard time.

Press into 9×15 jellyroll pan or 9×12 pan sprayed with cooking spray.  Use a cookie stamp or a cut glass dish to press designs into the dough. If you don’t have anything like that, you can use a fork to prick holes in the top. I used vintage candy molds for the cookies pictured above.

Bake at 325°f for 35-40 minutes.  Shortbread should be light golden brown. Cut in squares when hot from oven.  Allow to cool in pan on wire rack. Store in a sealed container.

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