Traditional Irish Shortbread Recipe Kudos Kitchen Style

This rolled Traditional Irish Shortbread is rich and buttery. It’s simply the best tasting cookie that requires only 3 simple ingredients. This must be your lucky day!

Traditional Irish Shortbread Recipe - Kudos Kitchen by Renee

Hi everybody! Because it’s St. Patrick’s day, I wanted to share with you this recipe for Traditional Irish Shortbread.

What I love the most about this recipe for Traditional Irish Shortbread (other than how delicious it is), is the ease in which this dough comes together and how easy it is to roll out.

I received this nifty Kudos Kitchen rolling pin this past Christmas so I thought this would be the perfect recipe to show off this extremely fun (and functional) gift. Thank you, Adam and Karen. I love this rolling pin very much and I’m proud to showcase it in my kitchen, and with my baking 🙂

Traditional Irish Shortbread Recipe - Kudos Kitchen by Renee

What I did with this Traditional Irish Shortbread dough is rolled it out into two separate blocks, and left them whole. However, cookie cutters can certainly be used to cut the unbaked dough into any shapes you like.

I decided I wanted to keep the cookies on the “rustic” side, so after the blocks were baked, I broke them into random pieces. I really like the way they turned out.

Traditional Irish Shortbread Recipe - Kudos Kitchen by Renee
Traditional Irish Shortbread is rich, flaky and buttery. - Kudos Kitchen by Renee

Rolling out Traditional Irish Shortbread

Traditional Irish Shortbread is rich, flaky and buttery. - Kudos Kitchen by Renee

Traditional Irish Shortbread is rich, flaky and buttery. - Kudos Kitchen by ReneeTraditional Irish Shortbread is rich, flaky and buttery. - Kudos Kitchen by Renee

Traditional Irish Shortbread is rich, flaky and buttery. - Kudos Kitchen by Renee

Traditional Irish Shortbread is rich, flaky and buttery. - Kudos Kitchen by Renee

 

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Every step along the way.
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In a sky that’s always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart,
Each day your whole life through.
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Traditional Irish Shortbread is rich, flaky and buttery. - Kudos Kitchen by Renee

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Traditional Irish Shortbread
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
This rolled Traditional Irish Shortbread is rich and buttery. It's simply the best tasting cookie that requires only 3 simple ingredients. This must be your lucky day!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cookie
Author: Renée - Kudos Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter softened (I always use salted)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. -In a large bowl, using a hand mixer (or using a stand mixer and the paddle attachment), beat the butter and sugar until fluffy. Turn the mixer to low and blend in the flour and salt until fully incorporated and the dough forms a ball.
  3. -Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface (or if baking in blocks, a piece of parchment paper) and roll to approximately ¼" thickness. Cut the dough with cookie cutters (if using) and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Or if baking in blocks, use a pizza cutter to even the edges of the dough, and transfer the cut block of cookie (parchment paper and all) to a baking sheet.
  4. -Bake in a preheated oven for 15-17 minutes or until you achieve your desired color or doneness.
  5. *Note - Traditional Irish Shortbread is typically light in color. However, I don't mind mine with a little extra <g class="gr_ gr_455 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" id="455" data-gr-id="455">browness</g>. Your call.
  6. -Cool completely, and break the blocks into pieces (if desired).
Recipe Notes

tools and equipment:

rolling pin
baking sheets
parchment paper (optional)
hand mixer or stand mixer

I hope you’ve enjoyed this recipe for Traditional Irish Shortbread as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you.

For additional Irish recipes I’ve shared in the past, please click on the following titles for,

Luck of the Irish Corned Beef Boxty  

St. Patrick’s Day Recipe Roundup 

Dubliner Cheesy Potato Tart

Should you have any questions regarding this recipe for Traditional Irish Shortbread, or anything else you see on my site, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly, or leave me a comment in the comment section below. It is always my distinct pleasure to get back to you with a reply just as soon as I possibly can!

I thought it would be appropriate to coordinate this Traditional Irish Shortbread cookie with a couple of “Travel the World” mugs I painted for a customer last Christmas. Even though Ireland’s flag isn’t depicted here (just use your imagination), these are, in fact, Irish style coffee mugs! LOL

Flags of the World hand painted coffee mug. - www.kudoskitchenbyrenee.wazala.com
 
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11 Comments

  1. Oh my!! I can not even tell you how much I love this recipe. My parents went to Ireland twice and each time my favorite treat they brought back was the shortbread cookies. I want these now!

  2. That is the coolest rolling pin ever!

  3. We adore shortbread! This looks like a great recipe.

  4. Dear Renne, I love shortbread…and I especially love these! So pretty and festive. Wonderful dear. xo, Catherine

  5. My oldest and I are shortbread fanatics – I have to make a batch of this! And that rolling pin is so incredibly awesome…I love it!

  6. The cookies are perfect broken up like that! Oh and that Kudos Kitchen rolling pin is amazing! I need one with my blog name on it! too cute!

  7. Ack! That rolling pin is the coolest baking gadget that I've ever seen! What a fantastic gift. I really like how you baked the shortbread whole. The rustic pieces are such a fun way to serve a cookie.

  8. I am totally trying these, my grandma used to make these for us. But my goodness she never had such a cool rolling pin. I have to get one immediately.

  9. I have total rolling pin envy right now. That is seriously the coolest gadget EVER!
    I'm also loving the idea of breaking up the shortbread into chunks. You can't go wrong with the lazy… errr.. rustic approach. 🙂