Easy Shortbread Butter Cookies (One Recipe THREE Ways)

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Dec. 26, 2016

Watch easy butter cookie recipe transform into jam thumbprint cookies, snowball cookies (a.k.a Mexican wedding cookies) and hazelnut dipped chocolate slice n' bake cookies!


For base recipe:
Softened unsalted butter 200 Gram (1 cup)
Confectioners' sugar 60 Gram (1/2 cup)
All purpose flour
Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
For thumbprint cookies:
Raspberry jam 125 Milliliter (1/2 cup or your favorite jam/filling)
For the glaze (optional:)
Confectioners' sugar 60 Gram (1/2 cup)
Water 30 Milliliter (2 tbsp, you may need a little more depending on thickness)
For snowball cookies:
Walnuts/Pecans 1 Cup (16 tbs) , finely chopped
Confectioners' sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (for coating)
For hazelnut chocolate slice n' bake:
Hazelnuts 1 Cup (16 tbs) , chopped
Chocolate 200 Gram (of your choice)
Oil 2 Teaspoon (flavorless)


Please watch the video for directions!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 20

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 307Calories from Fat 168

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 19 g29.2%

Saturated Fat 7 g35%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 50 mg2.08%

Total Carbohydrates 32 g10.7%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 18 g

Protein 4 g8%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet