Shortbread Sugar Cookies

Prep 15 min


Cook 15 min


Ready in 30 min

These sweet and buttery cookies are the perfect canvas for creativity. Make a batch, then decorate them for any holiday with frosting and candy!


  • ½ cup (125 mL) butter (1 stick), softened
  • ½ cup (125 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1   egg
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) almond extract
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (500 mL) flour, plus additional for rolling
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl or stand mixer until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the egg, salt, and extracts, and mix until combined.
  4. Add the flour and baking powder, and mix until just combined.
  5. Roll the cookie dough out on a lightly floured surface until it’s ¼" (6 mm) thick. Use the Stainless Steel Holiday Cookie Cutter Set to cut as many cookies as you can. Re-roll the remaining dough and repeat
  6. Move the cookies onto the cookie sheets and bake for 6–8 minutes, or until cookies are set. Cool for 2 minutes before moving.
  7. Remove the cookies to a cooling rack and cool completely.


  • 18-22  servings

Nutrients per serving:

U.S. nutrients per serving: Calories 120, Total Fat 6 g, Saturated Fat 3.5 g, Cholesterol 25 mg, Sodium 30 mg, Carbohydrate 16 g, Fiber 0 g, Sugars 6 g (includes 6g added sugars), Protein 2 g

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