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4-Ingredient Brown Sugar Shortbread

Preparation 15 Cook Time 25

The brown sugar adds a hint of caramel to this classic cookie recipe. Delicious on its own or glazed with chocolate or a light frosting.


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2-1/4 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp vanilla or bourbon


1. Tools needed: Good Cook cookie cutters. 2. Preheat oven to 325°F. In a large bowl, mix together butter, brown sugar, flour, and vanilla. The mixture will be very crumbly at first, knead until the dough begins to stick together. 3. On a piece of parchment paper, form dough into a large mound. Roll with a rolling pin until about 1/2” thick. 4. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters, or cut into squares or triangles with a sharp knife. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. 5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or just until the cookies are a light golden brown. 6. Decorate as desired. Or dip the tops of each cookie into melted white chocolate for a quick and easy icing.

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