Melt In Your Mouth Shortbread

This melt-in-your-mouth shortbread recipe is a classic, delivering a rich, buttery flavor and a delicate, crumbly texture. It’s a perfect treat for any occasion, whether you’re hosting a gathering or simply craving a delightful sweet indulgence.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

This shortbread recipe is incredibly easy to make and requires only a handful of common ingredients. The resulting cookies are irresistibly tender and simply melt in your mouth with every bite. Whether you enjoy them with a cup of tea or as a standalone treat, these shortbread cookies are sure to become a favorite in your household.


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 12-15 minutes
  • Total Time: 27-30 minutes
  • Kcal: 160 per serving
  • Servings: 24 cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, whip the softened butter with an electric mixer until fluffy.
  3. Stir in the confectioners’ sugar, cornstarch, and all-purpose flour.
  4. Beat the mixture on low for one minute, then increase the speed to high and beat for 3 to 4 minutes until the dough comes together.
  5. Drop the cookie dough by spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Keep an eye on the cookies to ensure that the edges don’t brown too much.
  7. Once baked, remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool on wire racks.


Store the cooled shortbread cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. For longer storage, they can be frozen for up to three months.

Recipe Tips:

  • For a delightful variation, consider adding a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the dough for a subtle hint of flavor.
  • To create a more decorative finish, lightly dust the cooled shortbread cookies with additional confectioners’ sugar before serving.

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