Shortbread Cookies Recipe - Easy Eggless Vanilla Cookies

Shortbread Cookies Recipe
Shortbread cookies always remain a special place in my baking journey....Yes it was one of the first few cookie recipes that turned out perfect the first time itself. Last time when I made these sugar cookies , mittu enjoyed with confidence made these cookies and she absolutely loved these too.
Shortbread Cookies Recipe
Its simple, easy and quick too with no additional baking powder and baking soda cool is that?! Its perfect for your kids too. With just 4 base ingredients, these cookies are amazing I would say.
Easy Eggless Vanilla Cookies

Shortbread Cookies Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 30 mins | Makes : 25 to 30 cookies
Recipe Category: Cookies | Recipe Cuisine: World | Recipe Reference: Joyofbaking

Maida(All purpose flour) - 1 cup(135 gms)
Unsalted butter - 1/2 cup (100 gms)
Powdered Sugar - 1/4 cup (40 gms)
Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/8 tsp


  1. In a separate bowl whisk flour with salt, keep aside.In another bowl beat butter and sugar well until creamy with a whisk. Then add vanilla essence and give a quick stir.Gently add in the flour mixture.
    How to make  shortbread cookies - Step1
  2. Combine to form a soft dough - If it doesnt come together add just few drops of water/milk.Flatten the dough, wrap it in plastic wrap and chill it for atleast an hour(this is for making the dough firm so that while baking it doesnt spread but I was in a hurry so skipped the chilling part).Then on a slightly floured surface / place a butter paper like I did, roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness, then cut using your favourite shaped cookie cutters. Collect the scraps, roll again until you finish the entire dough.If you feek sticky then slightly flour the cookie cutters before using it.Meanwhile preheat the oven at 177 deg C for 10mins.
    How to make  shortbread cookies - Step2
  3. Line butter paper on the cookie tray and transfer the shaped cookies to the butter paper - I chilled the cookies at this stage for 10 mins while the oven was preheating. Once the oven is preheated,bake the cookies at the same temperature for 10-12 mins(mine took 15mins) or until the edges start turning golden brown.Cool down completely on a wire rack.
    How to make shortbread cookies - Step3
The cookies may look soft, once cooled down it becomes crisp.
Easy Eggless Vanilla Cookies

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Shortbread Cookies Recipe

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