Easy 4 Ingredient Shortbread Cookies!

Beautiful and appealing to the eye, These cookies melt in your mouth. This is the ultimate shortbread cookie. A real treat for sure. The trick to this recipe is to have your butter soft and whip it! Whip it real good!

While living in Inuvik, located in Canada’s Arctic, I met a wonderful lady Barb Coote. Not only was she the receptionist at the hair salon I worked at at the time. She was everybody’s friend. Well known for her baking and sewing skills, Barb would seem to have a solution to any of our problems. Our Inuvik Mom we called her. A very special Lady indeed. I was fortunate enough that she passed along this recipe before I moved back home to Newfoundland.

Inuvik is a wonderful place such diverse culture, The people, the land, the animals, the aurora borealis aka Northern lights, I could go on. They even have real reindeer for their annual Santa Clause parade. I Love it.

Tropicana visited once. They thought they would bring some sunlight to the darkness. It was spectacular. I’ll share a video below. I remember I was on my way to work when they were setting up. We even got some free Orange juice which was a pretty big deal in Inuvik. Especially when your paying about $20 for a 2 liter. It still brings a tear to my eye Every time.

Just beautiful!

How to make these ultimate 4 ingredient shortbread. Well actually 5 if you count the cherries.


  • 1 lbs real butter softened
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups of flour


Whip softened butter for about 3 minutes combine other dry ingredients in a separate bowl and add to the butter. Whip Whip Whip with your mixer until you have a thick dough. Pipe onto parchment lined cookie sheet or roll into balls and flatten with a fork. Bake at 350 for 10-12 mins. Immediately place cherry in center while hot. cool on tray. Enjoy!

Here I am in my kitchen making these delicious shortbread!


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4 thoughts on “Easy 4 Ingredient Shortbread Cookies!

  1. Yum, these sound incredible! Christmas shortbread is a tradition in my family too but we never pipe ours like that. I am thinking we should this year because they look amazing! Thank you for sharing 🙂

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  2. Can these freeze well?

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    1. Yes they freeze very well I always make them ahead of time 😊


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