Shortbread Wedges


Try this easy shortbread recipe—perfect for a family dessert or potluck.

Shortbread Wedges Dessert Cut into Slices
Photo: David Prince
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins
12 wedges


  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, plus more for your fingers

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ cup coarse sanding or turbinado sugar


  1. Heat oven to 325° F.

  2. With an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low and gradually add the flour and salt, mixing just until incorporated.

  3. With floured fingers, press the dough into an 8-inch round cake pan. Cut the dough into 12 wedges and prick all over with a toothpick.

  4. Sprinkle the dough with the sanding sugar and bake until golden and firm, 35 to 40 minutes. When cool enough to handle, turn the shortbread out of the pan and use a serrated knife to recut along the lines. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Note: Total Time includes cooling time.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

139 Calories
8g Fat
17g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 139
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 41mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 1g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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