Shortbread Sugar Cookies

Prep 15 min


Cook 15 min


Ready in 30 min


  • ½ cup (125 mL) butter, softened (1 stick)
  • ½ cup (125 mL) powdered sugar
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour
  •  Writing icing or decorating gel (optional)


  1. * Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

  2. Add the butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla to the Mixing Bowl. Stir with the Funny Face Kitchen Scraper until well blended. Stir in the flour and mix until a dough forms. You may need to use your hands!

  3. Move the dough to a well-floured surface. Roll dough out until it’s ¼” (6 mm) thick (see cook’s tips).

  4. Lightly dip the Emoji Cookie Cutters into flour and cut out as many cookies as you can. Use the Nylon Turner to move the cookies onto a cookie sheet. Collect the dough scraps and repeat.

  5. * Bake for 10–12 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are a light golden brown. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven to a cooling rack and cool for 2. Use the turner to move the cookies to a cooling rack.

  6. When the cookies are fully cooled, decorate with icing or gel.


  • 6-8  servings of 1 cookie

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 190, Total Fat 12 g, Saturated Fat 7 g, Cholesterol 30 mg, Sodium 100 mg, Carbohydrate 19 g, Fiber 0 g, Sugar 7 g, Protein 2 g


Cook's Tips:

Make sure your dough is rolled out right. Use the middle ridge on the side of the cookie cutters as a guide!

Having a party? You can double this recipe to make 12–16 cookies!

*Ask for an adult’s help

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