If you’re wondering how to make Italian Shortbread Cookies, this recipe is a great place to start!

Very light and buttery, these Italian Shortbread Cookies will melt in your mouth! They don’t take long to whip up a batch, so in no time you too can be enjoying one with a coffee!


Ingredients (makes 12 Biscuits)

  • 230g Salted butter at room temp
  • 120g Icing sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 250g Plain flour
  • 1 TBS Milk

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  2. Place the butter, icing sugar and vanilla in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until combined, light, and fluffy.
  3. Add the flour and mix until it’s crumbly and looks like it can’t be mixed more.
  4. Add the milk and keep mixing. The dough should clump together after about 15 seconds. If the dough doesn't come together, add another tablespoon or two of milk.
  5. Place the dough into a pastry bag fitted with a very large star tip, and pipe onto a lined baking sheet, leaving space between each cookie
  6. Bake the cookies for 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Allow to cool completely, and then sprinkle with icing sugar

Notes... To make these Italian Shortbread Cookies a lemon flavour, add in zest of 1 lemon, and juice from half. Don’t add in all the milk, just dribble it in until the correct consistency is achieved.  

  • These look amazing, I love a good shortbread. Will be trying this for sure.

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  • Look amazing, thankyou for sharing. I hope mine look at lovely as yours do..

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  • I love short bread cookies and this recipe looks very simple and tasty.

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  • These look perfect for gifting to the neighbors I’ll give it a try on the weekend

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  • I made these and love them! thanks for the recipe!

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  • Lovely and so simple to make.

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  • I’d love to make these. I’m sure the residents where I visit would love them

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  • These sound very lovely but too buttery for me.

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  • I love these. They look fantastic as a side to a cup of tea. Yum.

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  • These look absolutely delicious,I’m sure they wouldn’t last long in my family.

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  • I need to make a double batch and hide some or I will miss out. Other family members grab some before I have finished putting the icing sugar in.

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  • oooh I love the addition of lemon in the notes section – lemon is my fav flavour – thank you so much for such cute little shortbreads, these look perfect for end of school teacher gifts and neighbour xmas treats :)


    • Lemon and the zest is beautiful in baking indeed, so is vanilla powder in my opinion.

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  • They look so yummmy i would love to make some

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  • Italian food is always sooo good.

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  • These look great thanks ks for the recipe

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