Button Shortbread Cookies Recipe: Tiny Vanilla Cookies Are Cute As a Button by 30Seconds Food

Button Shortbread Cookies Recipe: Tiny Vanilla Cookies Are Cute As a Button

Shortbread cookies are so versatile. They're delicious as is, or can be drizzled with chocolate, coated with sprinkles or served with a sweet dip for dessert. They are perfect little (adorable!) holiday cookie for your Christmas cookie trays.

Want your cookies to really look like buttons? Press four holes into each cookie with a skewer before baking. It's an easy way to add even more holiday spirit to these button shortbread cookies.

For the most tender shortbread cookies, don't skip the step of refrigerating for at least one hour. These vanilla cookies make wonderful holiday gifts for friends, family, neighbors and coworkers.

Cuisine: Scottish
Prep Time: 10 minutes plus 1 hour to chill 
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes plus 1 hour to chill 


  • 1 2/3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, at room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Combine the flour and salt in a bowl.
  2. In another bowl, beat together the butter, oil, sugar and vanilla.
  3. Slowly add the flour into the wet ingredients.
  4. Divide the dough in half and roll into 6-inch logs. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate about an hour.
  5. Cut the cookies about 1/4-inch thick and place on baking sheets. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 10 minutes. 

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Flour $2 & Up
Powdered Sugar $2 & Up
Cooking Oils $2 & Up
Vanilla Extract $4 & Up
Cookie Sheets $7 & Up

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Elisa Schmitz
I made these for Christmas this year and everyone loved them! So good with coffee or tea. Delicious! Donna John

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