• Makes 12
  • 25 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 5 Ingredients
  • Love

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 love shortbread and these look really good. Thanks for sharing


  • I love shortbread cookies and so quick to make


  • So very pretty and well presented.


  • I love a buttery shortbread. Thanks


  • Sweet snack, yummy


  • I didn’t know I was craving these until now!
    These will be a must make for tomorrow!


  • Simple and few ingredients, I love recipes like this.


  • Yummy. As great great to make during lockdown


  • Love it. Looks absolutely delicious


  • Made these on Sunday.Very Easy, Quick and Delicious. They smell and taste so buttery and each time I open the biscuit barrel I get a beautiful homemade biscuit smell. I will be making these again. Going to dip half the biscuit in chocolate next time. I will make these and give to family members as gifts too


  • These look amazing – just perfect like they are store bought!
    Will need to try this recipe as I love short bread.


  • Wow they look awesome and sound so easy thank you for sharing


  • So easy!!


  • That sure looks soooo professional. Love the recipe and the pics


  • Thanks for sharing .. we all love shortbread so definitely will be making these ❤️


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