• 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.  
  • Got all the ingredients! Will definitely make this lovely cookies. Good thing, my electric mixer is coming as well and I do not have to manually mix the butter and icing sugar till fluffy!


  • These look haaaamazing!!


  • These look so easy to make and so tasty!


  • Such an indulgent snack but I love shortbread.


  • Beautiful recipe and only 5 ingredients. Love it!


  • These look beautiful although not sure the waistline needs these too haha


  • Oh wow, reackon these would taste amazing


  • Yum, these look sooo delicious! I will need to try to find some flour on the weekend to make these :) Thanks for sharing.


  • I will have to ask mum if her hungarian recipe is the same as this Italian Shortbread Cookies as hers looks very similar.


  • What an easy recipe to follow, will give this a go!


  • Look so good and not many ingredients so simple to make thanks for sharing


  • These look great! I would never have thought to make these myself.


  • These look great. I can’t wait to make and eat them :)


  • 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!


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