Granny's Shortbread Cookies

Granny's Shortbread Cookies


"Light, buttery shortbread cookies! Cut them into Christmas shapes and decorate with colored sugar and maraschino cherries."


servings 283 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 283 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 16 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.1g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 207 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cream together the butter, sugar, salt, nutmeg and egg yolk. Add the flour a little at a time until mixture is stiff.
  3. Place onto floured board and knead lightly until the dough begins to crack. Roll out 1/4 inch thickness and cut into desired shapes.
  4. Place on un-greased cookie sheet, decorate with colored sugar crystals and maraschino cherries.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
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  1. 22 Ratings


I really surprised by the reviews these cookies have had since last year. These are not meant to be cutout cookies. I make these as little balls, pressed down with a cherry in the middle, and th...

Everyone has their own opinion, I suppose, but me and my family found that the cookies were delicious! My trick? I took a cup of chocolate chips and a tablespoon of vegetable shortening, microwa...

These cookies were awful!! Tasted like flour!! And they were not at all easy!!~ Made the first batch..tasted them...and threw everything away!!~ Such a disappointment!~

These cookies were fabulous! They were soft and extremely delicious. I gave them out to a bunch of my friends and they all said they were probably the best cookies that they had ever had! I dipp...

These cookies were very floury, not buttery like shortbread should be. And they were so soft and crumbly that the shapes broke on the plate. I'll stick with my favourite brown sugar shortbread...

I have relatively no baking experience, but I made these for Mother's Day and they turned out great! The cookies tasted good plain, but I tried putting on both maraschino cherries and melted c...

I chose not to use the cherries, but rather dip half of each cookie in chocolate and let them cool on wax paper. They look professionally made and taste home baked!

whipped shortbread, light melt-in-your-mouth kind of wonderful!

This was an easy shortbread recipe to make, however, the cookies tasted a bit flourey and bland. Seems to need something...