Step 1: Combine
Combine all of the following in a stand mixer bowl with paddle attachment until the dough forms into a ball:
- 2 sticks of soft butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla (or replace with orange, rosewater, etc.)
- 2 cups flour
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Any filling of your choice: earl grey, lavender, lemon zest, cranberries, etc. Don’t be afraid to get creative!
Step 2: Roll
Once combined into a dough ball, roll on a floured surface.
Step 3: Cut & Bake
Cut your shortbread into fun shapes with cookie cutters, place on baking sheet with parchment, decorate with sprinkles, and bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until done.