4.75 from 4 votes
3 Ingredients Shortbread Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins

A very simple yet delicious only 3 ingredients shortbread cookies are perfect to bake on those days when you are due grocery shopping.

Course: Cookies
Cuisine: Scotish
Servings: 20 Cookies
Author: Sapana Behl
  • 1 cup ghee/clarified butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups plain flour
  1. Line a square baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat oven to 300° F.

  2. If your ghee is melted then place the ghee in the refrigerator for 15 minutes or until it starts solidifying.

  3. In a mixing bowl add the ghee and beat it with an electric mixer until slightly pale, and fluffy. 

  4. Add in powdered sugar and beat again until combined. Stir in flour in two batches and mix until it starts forming the dough.

  5. Using a parchment paper or cling wrap roll out the dough into a rectangle and transfer onto the baking sheet.  Or simply cut out desired shapes using a cookie cutter and bake.

  6. Prick the dough sheet with a fork and bake in preheated oven for about 40 minutes.

  7. Remove from oven and make a cut mark of desired size and shape while it is still warm.

  8. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

Store in airtight containers.

If the weather is cold you must use the ghee at room temperature, no need to refrigerate.

If you want a slightly thin biscuit, then roll into a thin rectangle and cut a square or round shapes of the cookies, if desired.

I used ghee but as always you can use unsalted butter.