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Buttery, Irresistible Shortbread Cookies

November 09, 2021

Shortbread cookies are a classic that never disappoints, whether you make them with simple ingredients or dress them up with something unexpected. And they're equally as good enjoyed as a snack after school as they are shared at a holiday cookie swap. No matter what shape you're in the mood for or where you'd like to serve them, there's a great shortbread recipe here for you.

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Shortbread Cookies

We're willing to bet shortbread cookies are on your list of tried-and-true dessert recipes. They lend themselves well to so many flavors, from sweet to savory, and you can easily make them into whatever shape your heart desires — this how-to will help! When you're ready to bake a batch, try Ina’s five-ingredient recipe; it's a classic that never disappoints. Simply bake, dip and enjoy.

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Rosemary-Cornmeal Shortbread

The combination of cake flour, cornstarch and confectioners' sugar adds a tender, meltaway texture to these shortbread cookies. A little stone-ground cornmeal adds a touch of crunchy texture, and rosemary and salt makes each bite slightly sweet, slightly savory and wonderfully fragrant.

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Citrus Shortbreads

To add fresh flavor to shortbread, look to your fruit basket. Clementine zest is all you need to give your cookies a hint of citrus.

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Chocolate-Covered Shortbread

Calling all chocolate lovers! These beauties feature a delicious layer of semisweet chocolate that practically makes itself: Let the baked shortbread cool slightly, then top with chopped chocolate. It’ll start to melt and all you have to do is spread it!

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