Photograph of shortbread on plate.

This quick and simple recipe produces crispy melt-in-the-mouth shortbread using only three ingredients.


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Lay parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  3. In a large bowl, blend:
    • 50 g Confectioner's sugar.
    • 125 g Butter (room temperature).
  4. Stir in 200 g flour, mixing until uniformly crumbly.
  5. Dump mixture onto paper, and compress into a circular shape about 1 cm thick. It will crack and fall apart, so just squeeze it back together.
  6. Bake for 20-30 minutes, until golden but not brown.
  7. Remove from oven, and immediately use a knife to partially cut almost through, forming 8 or 12 pie-shaped wedges.
  8. Move paper to a rack and allow to Cool.
  9. Eat immediately, or store in a sealed container at room temperature.


Try any of these variations: