Shortbread – stop buying it premade!

Prep time: 10m

Cook time: 30m + 10m wait

Yield: 16

Last Updated on December 10, 2023

I seriously can't believe that I made specials trips to the store to buy Walker's shortbread in the past when I could have made it faster at home! These are delicious and simple to make.


  • 1 cup softened delicious butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated cane sugar
  • 2 cups white all purpose flour (I use unfortified)


  • Preheat oven to 325°F (162°C)
  • Cream the butter and sugar in a mixer - about 2 minutes. I recommend using the wire whisk attachment for this portion because it adds air to the mixture.
  • Slowly add the flour until it's combined.
  • Pat into an ungreased 8"x8" or 9"x9" baking pan. I put gloves on and pat it down evenly. Poke with fork to prevent bubbling on the top.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes. Shortbread should be lightly colored on the edges.
  • Cut immediately after removing from the pan, then cool on a wire rack. Serves 16.

Additional Notes

Top with caramel sauce and chocolate to make millionaire bars.

This would still come out great with gluten-free flours. I've had shortbread made out of oat flour, but I have never tried making my own version.

Diet Type(s)

Negligible or Low Salicylate
Low Amine