Shortbread Cookie Recipes

Chocolate chip is great, but nothing quite matches the crumbly goodness of a classic shortbread cookie. We’ve got all the tips, tricks and how-tos right here.

Grandma’s Scottish Shortbread

My Scottish grandmother was renowned for her baking, and one of the highlights whenever we visited my grandparents was her bringing out the baking tin. Her shortbread cookies were my favorite, and now, whenever I make them, I remember her. This is not a thin, crispy dessert shortbread; it’s a deep bar that is best served with a cup of tea. —Jane Kelly, Wayland, Massachusetts