Buttery Shortbread

This is a recipe for shortbread that my mom’s friend passed on to her. At my house it is known simply as “Andrea’s Shortbread”. My mom loves it because not only is it melt in your mouth delicious, but it’s terribly easy to make! With only 3 ingredients, who can complain?

Andrea’s Shortbread


  • 1 Pound of Butter
  • 1 Cup of Sugar
  • 4 1/2 Cups of Flour


  1. Preheat oven at 300 degrees
  2. Mix all of the ingredients together and press into a 9×13 jelly roll pan. Prick the edges with a fork.
  3. Bake for 1 hour. The shortbread will still be very pale, it should not get too golden.
  4. Remove from oven and cut into squares while still warm, let cool completely before removing from the pan.

If you’d like to add some color to your shortbread, sprinkle with colored sugars right after removing from the oven. It makes them so pretty!

Posted by on December 16th, 2010