• Makes 18
  • 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 3 Ingredients


Kid friendly fun, minimal ingredient and most importantly yummy short bread cookies!

Ingredients (makes 18 Cookies)

  • 250g Soft Butter
  • 3 cups Plain Flour
  • 1/2 cup Icing Sugar


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160 degrees, and line two flat baking trays.
  2. Whisk the butter in a mixer on high until light in colour and fluffy, around 5 minutes. Sift the flour and sugar together, and gradually add to the butter on a low speed until just combined.
  3. Optional - Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to cool. Using a rolling pin, or your hands, flatten to 5mm and cut into desired shapes.
  4. Place the cookies on the baking tray, and cook for 15 minutes, or until starting to lightly brown on the edges.
  5. Cool on the baking tray for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.
  6. Dust with icing sugar, or whip up a quick icing mix. Decorate the cookies, or eat with a hot tea or coffee!

  • Such a simple recipe with only 3 ingredients.


  • An easy recipe we can all enjoy!


  • My recipe is similar but with lesser fat, I tend to use Nuttelex to cater to allergies & for school snack boxes.


  • I have a similar recipe and it works perfectly every time! Love shortbread and the less ingredients the better! Thanks for sharing


  • How great! Sometime I think less is best in a recipe and this is one of those moments. Thanks for sharing!


  • I like quick and easy recipes


  • I’m not keen on icing sugar but have used raw coconut palm sugar made fine in the mortal & vessel and that works perfect


  • A great recipe – quick and easy and the kids will enjoy helping too!


  • The kids love cutting biscuits out.


  • This looks great – im going it tomorrow with the kidlets!


  • These look great. I might get the kids to make these for Christmas.


  • Oh my goodness sounds so simple and yummy! I have everything in the pantry so I know what I’m doing this afternoon ????


  • I can’t believe how simple this recipe is and all of the ingredients are normally in everyone’s pantry. I’ll be making these for Christmas if not before

    • Yummmm such a good Christmas idea! I’ll have to get some Christmas cookie cutters


  • Another easy and clever idea with the kids during lockdown. And the bonus is you get to eat them.


  • Sounds so easy!! I’ll try them this week.


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