3-Ingredient Old-Fashioned Shortbread Buttons

  • Makes: 20 cookies
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and confectioners’ sugar.
  3. Add the flour and mix until a soft dough forms.
  4. Using a cookie scoop, shape the dough into 1-inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  5. Using your thumb, make a small indentation in the center of each cookie.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, or until lightly golden. Feel free to fill the indentation with
    chocolate-hazelnut spread or frosting. Serve.
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