brown sugar shortbread cookie recipe

Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies

these shortbread cookies are so easy to make with just 3 ingredients and they are delicious
Course cookies, Dessert
Cuisine scottish
Keyword brown sugar shortbread, shortbread, shortbread cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 18 cookies
Calories 182kcal
Author Ashlee Marie


  • 1 C butter softened
  • 3/4 C packed light brown sugar
  • 2 1/4 C all-purpose flour


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In your mixer beat butter until fluffy.
  • Add brown sugar and mix well.
  • Add flour and mix just until a dough forms
  • Knead until smooth.
  • Spread into a 9-inch square pan, pressing down firmly or pat 1/3-in.-thick rectangle measuring 11 in. x 8 in
  • Create as smooth a surface as possible for pretty cookies
  • Score dough lightly with a knife, marking where you'll cut your cookies.
  • Pierce the dough with a fork, if desired (it's pretty).
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, until shortbread is lightly browned all over.
  • While the shortbread is still hot, use a sharp knife to cut shortbread all the way through along the lines you scored prior to baking.
  • Allow shortbread to cool completely once it has been cut.
  • When cool, shortbread pieces should break apart very easily.
  • Store in an airtight container.
  • *optional - dip in melted dark chocolate, Mmmmm



Serving: 0g | Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.8mg