Three Ingredient Shortbread

Three Ingredient Shortbread

Shortbread are a Christmas favourite.  They are light, flaky and buttery and the perfect “dainty” biscuit to serve with tea or coffee.  Another reason I love shortbread is that they are so easy to make and this three ingredient recipe is one of the easiest.

Shortbread don’t need any icing or sprinkles a simple light indent of your favourite cookie cutter shape turns them from boring to something special.


250gm Butter, softened and cubed

1/2 Cup Icing Sugar (powdered sugar)

2 1/2 Cups Plain Flour


  1. Place the butter and icing sugar into the bowl of a food processor with the metal blade process until light and creamy.
  2. Add the flour and process until a dough forms.
  3. Take tablespoon sized amounts of the dough and roll into a ball.  Using the palm of your hand flatten to form a circle and place onto a lined baking tray.  If the dough is a little sticky you may need to dust your hands with some flour.  Repeat until all the mixture is used.
  4. Using a festive cookie cutter gently press down onto the shortbread biscuit to leave a mark.  Repeat for all biscuits.
  5. Place into a 160 degree Celsius oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until very lightly golden on the edges.  Allow to cool on the baking tray before transferring to a wire cooling to completely cool.
  6. Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

Makes 30+

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4 Responses to Three Ingredient Shortbread

  1. Tracey December 2, 2015 at 1:54 pm #

    Just made these, extremely easy & yummy too

  2. Lauren @ Create Bake Make December 3, 2015 at 1:02 pm #

    Ooh I can’t wait to try this!

  3. Mel December 24, 2016 at 1:52 pm #

    Great, easy recipe! 3 yo had lots of fun being the squashed – didn’t have a small enough shape to press so we used a fork. Added about half a cup dark choc chips to our second batch… yum!

    • Amanda January 9, 2017 at 1:37 pm #

      So glad to hear 🙂

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