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White Shortbread Cookies Recipe - Just 5 ingredients (Eggless)

Soft, crisp cookies that melt in the mouth is what these white shortbread cookies are all about. So delicious that making extras is highly recommended. They are simple, easy and effortless to make taking no more than 15 minutes. Also, you don't need to chill the dough or use any special equipment. 
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: Scottish
Keyword: 5 ingredient shortbread cookies, White Shortbread cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes
Servings: 32 Cookies
Calories: 87kcal
Author: Veena Azmanov


  • 228 grams Unsalted butter
  • 100 grams Powdered sugar
  • 220 grams All purpose flour / plain flour
  • 40 grams Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract (try clear vanilla)
  • 50 grams Fine granulated sugar (for coating)


  • Preheat the oven to 170 C/340 F.
  • Cream butter for a minute then add the powdered sugar.
  • Add the vanilla or (rose) flavoring.
  • Next, add the flour and cornstarch - combine well until you form a dough.
  • Tip: if the dough is too dry add one or two tsp of water.
  • Divide dough into four and each into another four.
    Continue to divide until you have 32 pieces. 
  • Roll each piece of dough into a ball and flatten on the parm of your hand.
  • Gently dap the flat cookie into granulated sugar.
  • Place on a cookie sheet.
  • Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Cool on a cookie rack completely before you store in a cookie jar.



Serving: 22g | Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.5g | Protein: 1.1g | Fat: 2.7g | Saturated Fat: 1.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 6.3g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg