If you’ve never had a shortbread cookie, have you lived? We’re just kidding, but shortbread cookies sure are delicious! Dainty and crumbly, but with a nice buttery finish, they differ from your traditional chewy cookie but are no less amazing. If you’re looking to try your hand at a shortbread cookie recipe, we have some simple version right here!

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1. Peanut Butter Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Slice and bake cookies are what you get when you prep this recipe. That means, home-baked cookies whenever you want! With only 7 ingredients that you probably have on hand, you’ll be shocked how delicious and easy this recipe for peanut butter chocolate shortbread cookies is. Pass the ice cold milk, please!

Get the easy recipe (and a few more) at TheViewFromGreatIsland.com.

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2. Coffee & Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies

Yep, a shortbread WITH coffee as an ingredient. Now you have a perfect excuse to eat one of these for breakfast! With only 4 other ingredients and a mere 2 for the chocolate glaze, these cookies are quick to whip up, taste great and are perfect as a classy looking gift.

Get the recipe and some fun printable gift tags to go with at BrenDid.com.

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3. London Fog Shortbread Cookie

All the things you love about Earl Grey tea are packed in this cute cookie. Made with Earl Grey tea and vanilla bean paste to give a unique flavor, this shortbread is a great match for an afternoon (or morning) cup of tea. Use cookie cutters for a fun shape and you’ve got one fun biscuit.

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4. Vanilla Shortbread Cookies

Sometimes you just want a simple, buttery cookie and is that too much to ask? Not when it comes to this 4-ingredient shortbread cookie! Super simple, and super easy to pair with a cup of coffee, chocolate or just eat all by yourself. Good luck eating just one!

We found this tasty recipe at TheSemiSweetSisters.com.

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5. Double Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Sometimes you just need to sink your teeth into a boatload of chocolate and this recipe’s got your back. Made with cocoa powder and chocolate chips, this is the perfect PMS cookie and we’re not even sad about it.

You NEED this recipe so head to MomFoodie.com.

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6. Zesty Lemon Shortbread Cookies

Refreshing and zesty, these lemon shortbread cookies are making us drool! Made with lemon zest to get that fresh lemon zing, I’d imagine these would be the perfect summer treat. I love how thick they are and can imagine eating quite a few without feeling guilty. Hey, there’s fruit in it, right?

Check out the entire recipe at BakingWithBlondie.blogspot.com.



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Karly Wood

Karly Wood

Editor at Red Tricycle
I'm a born and bred Southern California native and currently the editor of Life As Mama and a writer for Red Tricycle . I get to share my life with my husband of 13 years and our beautiful, 5-year old daughter. In my free time you'll catch me cheering for the Dodgers, cooking, baking, reading, crafting and probably watching a little HGTV!