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Tatyana's Momma's Truly Excellent Shortbread Cookies

Tatyana's Momma's Truly Excellent Shortbread Cookies

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Proud Albertan

These cookies ARE truly excellent! A different twist to your typical shortbread!

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Original recipe yields 36 servings



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  • Calories:
  • 75 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 5.2 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.4g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 36 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).
  2. Beat butter, confectioners' sugar, and flour together in a bowl until smooth; add vanilla extract and almond extract. Knead dough until well combined, about 10 times. Shape or cut dough into small cookies; arrange on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until edges of cookies are lightly browned, 20 minutes.
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These are seriously good cookies. The only adjustments I'd make would be to add a bit more almond flavoring.


I'm giving these 5 stars even though I had trouble with the baking time because they are so tender and tasty! I made half a batch just as the recipe suggested, using a small cookie scoop with a yield of about 20 cookies. I smushed them down with my meat tenderizer for the design to about 3/8", and the final product turned out to be about 1/4" high and 2" wide. I say I had trouble with the cooking time, and I don't think it is with my oven, though I will test it to make sure it is calibrated correctly. After about 35 minutes at 250, I turned the oven up to 275 to finish off the first batch. The second batch I cooked for about 30 minutes at 275. You really just want them to start to turn golden brown. The end result is a very tender and light cookie---just perfect with a cup of coffee! I'm surprised these made it with only one review after a whole year of sitting there! I'm glad I found these! Thanks, Proud Albertan!


These are the perfect shortbread cookies and so pretty when you squish them with a meat tenderizer. Would be fabulous half dunked in chocolate