Classic Shortbread

Just four ingredients, this cookie makes the perfect treat for a holiday tea party or a hostess gift.

By / Photography By Amy Robb | November 30, 2015


Preheat oven to 350°.

Cream butter and sugar in large bowl. Combine flour and salt, then add to butter 1/4 cup at a time. Mix until well combined. Roll out dough until 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes, prick each piece with a fork and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Freeze for 30 minutes. Bake for 20-25 minutes until light brown on the edges.



Community Loaves Bakery

Organic, sourdough bread baked daily in a funky little bakery nestled into the Murray Hill neighborhood. Breakfast treats and lunch also offered. And do not miss a pizza night in their backyard garden...


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
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