How to Make "Lucky" Short Bread Cookies

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Mar. 18, 2015

This four-ingredient cookie is absolutely divine.


Softened butter 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
Flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
For frosting
Softened butter 4 Tablespoon
Powdered sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
Milk 2 Tablespoon (((((if frosting is too thick may need to add more)))))
Green food color 2 Drop (((((optional (depending on depth of color will depend how much is added))))))




Preheat oven to 350˚F.

Combine softened butter and sugar in a blender and beat for several minutes; until smooth.

Then add in the vanilla extract; beat to combine. Afterwards slowly incorporate the flour to combine. 

Lay dough onto parchment paper and form a circle. Then roll into 1/4 inch, cut into rectangles (or custom shapes). Separate the dough and place on a baking sheet. 

Place baking sheet into the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are lightly golden. Allow for cookie to cool on wire rack then frost. (Frosting recipe to follow). 


Combine all ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix until smooth.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 4402Calories from Fat 2075

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 236 g363.1%

Saturated Fat 148 g740%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 49 mg2.04%

Total Carbohydrates 544 g181.3%

Dietary Fiber 6 g24%

Sugars 345 g

Protein 29 g58%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet