Delicious and Easy-to-Make Simple Shortbread Squares Recipe

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Delicious and Easy-to-Make Simple Shortbread Squares Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 20, 2023

Indulge in rich and buttery goodness with these simple shortbread squares. With just a few basic ingredients, these squares are easy to make and perfect for any occasion. The crumbly texture and delectable taste will make them a favorite among family and guests. Serve them as a sweet treat during tea time or bring them to parties as a crowd-pleasing dessert. You'll love how these squares melt in your mouth!


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C). Grease a 9x9-inch baking pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the flour and salt to the bowl. Mix until the ingredients are well combined and a soft dough forms.
  4. Press the dough evenly into the greased baking pan, ensuring it covers the bottom completely.
  5. Using a fork, prick holes all over the dough, creating a pattern.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden.
  7. Remove from the oven and let the shortbread cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  8. While still warm, cut the shortbread into squares or desired shapes.
  9. Allow the squares to cool completely in the pan before serving.

Interesting Facts

  • Shortbread is a traditional Scottish biscuit that has become popular worldwide.
  • The main ingredients in shortbread are butter, sugar, and flour, resulting in a rich and crumbly texture.
  • Shortbread is often associated with the holiday season and is a favorite treat during Christmas.