Egg-less shortbread cookies

Easy Eggless Shortbread Cookies for Valentine’s Day

Easy Egg-less Shortbread Cookie recipe will come together in no time to make your Valentine baking dreams come true.

Egg-less shortbread cookies

These are pretty good even for any baking project for school or if you have to take a homemade baked goo to school and you totally forgot until the night before. have no fear. These egg-less shortbread cookies are very easy to come together and they taste delicious.

Eggless Shortbread Cookies

I used Stand Mixer for this recipe but you could totally use hand mixer and knead the dough a bit more. You will find most of these ingredients at home. If you do not have ingredients for Royal icing, just use melted chocolate which is super easy to use for decoration. You could even ask your kids to use their imagination and go Chocolaty all over the counter.

Egg-less shortbread cookies

Few things to remember

  • I made these cookies using a dark pan and also a light pan. Light pan makes the cookies a bit more brown on the bottom than I like.
  • To store, use an airtight container and store for up to 3 days.
  • To freeze, store in an airtight container or tight plastic wrap for up to one month. I personally like to double wrap it in plastic wrap to avoid smells from other food co-mingling.

Egg-less shortbread cookies

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Egg-less shortbread cookies

Easy Eggless Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread cookie recipe. These Scottish shortbread cookies made with three simple ingredients, butter, flour, and sugar are a scrumptious treat and so simple to make! With the Valentine’s Day around the corner, you really don’t need a reason to bake these crispy, buttery shortbread cookies. 

  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter (2 sticks, room temprature)
  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 3/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 4 Tbsp Milk (any type will do)
  1. Make sure the Butter is at room temperature. Place the Butter and Sugar in Stand Mixer and run the mixer at first the low speed to give Butter a chance to whip up a little and then at medium high speed. Beat until fully combined and fluffy.

  2. Add Vanilla Extract and Salt and mix for another minute.

  3. Add the Flour a little by little in 3 to 4 batches. Make sure the Flour is combined with Butter Mixture in between batches. 

  4. When all the Flour is added, the mixture will look crumbly.

  5. Add the Milk at this point and run the mixer again for another minute.

  6. Remove the dough from the mixer and place it on a plastic wrap or floured Marble/wood board. 

  7. Knead the dough a few times. Make a log.

  8. Wrap the log tightly in plastic wrap. Close both ends.

  9. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.

  10. When ready to make the cookies, remove the cookie from the refrigerator. If kept longer than 15 minutes leave on the counter for 20 minutes or so before rolling out.

  11. Preheat oven at 350 degrees.

  12. Roll out the dough to make a tentative circle. Cut cookies using a cookie cutter.

  13. Bake for 10 minutes. If cookies are thicker, you will need longer cooking time.

  14. Decorate using Royal Icing and melted chocolate. 

  15. For Royal icing see notes. 

  16. For Chocolate, melt some Chocolate in a zip lock bag using increments of 30 seconds in a microwave.

  17. Once the Chocolate is warm to touch, cut a small corner of the bag. The Chocolate should simply come out easily. Use this to decorate as you would like. Remember to use 30 second increments only and crunch the chocolate in between using hands to make sure even heating.

14 thoughts on “Easy Eggless Shortbread Cookies for Valentine’s Day

  1. You can never go wrong with shortbread ALL year long. I have never made shortbread with eggs, does that even exist? I would love these for Valentine’s dessert…and I just might share some with hubby too.

  2. I love shortbread not only for the taste but it invokes such fond memories of my grandmother! Your shortbread cookies look outstanding and pretty!

  3. These cookies look really beautiful. Lovely decoration. Would love to have few of these right now with my tea. I will save this recipe and give it a try. Definitely.

  4. So so pretty! I’m sure making this for loved ones would be so satisfying and rewarding. Shortbread cookies are always my favourite and most regular cookies that I bake, can’t wait to try this for Valentines Day

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