Easy 5-Ingredient Shortbread Cookie Recipe for Kids
What’s a tea party without these classic shortbread cookies? They’re a snap to make and so buttery they practically melt in your mouth. And remember: The freshest ingredients make the best-tasting cookies.
These cookies are so easy to make that your kids can make them with little supervision. Here are two tips: 1) Take the butter out of the refrigerator about an hour ahead of time—it will be easier to cream the butter and sugar together. 2) Dip your cookie cutter in a shallow dish of flour so the dough falls right out of the cookie cutter onto the baking sheet.
What You'll Need
What to Do
Preheat the oven to 325°F and lightly grease a cookie sheet.
Use a mixer to beat the butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add the remaining ingredients and mix.
Knead the dough until smooth.
Divide the dough in half. Sprinkle just a little extra flour on the table and use a rolling pin or a bottle to roll the dough to ¼ inch thick.
Cut out the cookies using a heart-shaped cookie cutter, or trace around a cutout paper heart. Place them on a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes. The cookies will look almost white when done.
Let cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer cookies to wire racks and cool completely. Cookies can be stored for up to a week in an airtight container.