• Makes 12
  • 25 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 5 Ingredients
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If you’re wondering how to make Italian Shortbread Cookies, this recipe is a great place to start!

Very light and buttery, these Italian Shortbread Cookies will melt in your mouth! They don’t take long to whip up a batch, so in no time you too can be enjoying one with a coffee!

Ingredients (makes 12 Biscuits)

  • 230g Salted butter at room temp
  • 120g Icing sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 250g Plain flour
  • 1 TBS Milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  2. Place the butter, icing sugar and vanilla in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until combined, light, and fluffy.
  3. Add the flour and mix until it’s crumbly and looks like it can’t be mixed more.
  4. Add the milk and keep mixing. The dough should clump together after about 15 seconds. If the dough doesn't come together, add another tablespoon or two of milk.
  5. Place the dough into a pastry bag fitted with a very large star tip, and pipe onto a lined baking sheet, leaving space between each cookie
  6. Bake the cookies for 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Allow to cool completely, and then sprinkle with icing sugar

Notes... To make these Italian Shortbread Cookies a lemon flavour, add in zest of 1 lemon, and juice from half. Don’t add in all the milk, just dribble it in until the correct consistency is achieved.  
  • I don’t eat many biscuits but I do like a nice shortbread. This recipe looks rather easy so I’ll have to give it a go.


  • Your shortbread cookies look amazing!


  • They look amazing. And what a beautiful shape!


  • Yum great recipe


  • My son and I attempted or first batch of shortbread. This recipe sounds great!


  • Love shortbread and normally we wait for Christmas to have them, now I can have them any time of the year.

    • I can’t believe how easy it is to make.


  • My father would go nuts for these thanks


  • So simple,


  • Yumm. Love this simple cookies.


  • Always wanted to try these types of cookies but have thought them too hard!
    Well I guess I’ll have to try them now.


  • These sound amazing. Love shortbread cookies. Especially at Christmas time


  • Omg these sound amazing. Love a good shortbread!!


  • I love these but they are a sometimes food…because I can’t stop at one


  • These certainly would be tasty, thanks.


  • Such a simple recipe for a wonderful treat. Need to make these for Christmas


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