Frosted Shortbread Cookies
Recipe type: Cookies
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup salted butter, softened
  • ½ cup confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Frosting:
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl add sugar & butter & beat with electric mixer on medium speed until light & fluffy (about 30 seconds).
  3. Add egg yolk & vanilla & mix on medium speed until combined.
  4. Gradually add flour to mixture & beat on medium speed until just combined.
  5. Roll dough into 1 inch balls & place on cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Using the bottom of a cup or fork flatten the balls to about ¼ inch thick. (Use powdered sugar to coat the bottom of the cup to prevent the dough from sticking).
  6. Place in oven for 8-10 minutes & rotate cookie sheet halfway through baking.
  7. Remove from oven, after 2 minutes transfer baking mat/paper to wire rack to cool completely. Frost when cooled if desired.
  8. Frosting: Combine the confectioners sugar, vanilla, milk, & butter in a medium sized mixing bowl, beat with electric mixer on medium speed until frosting is smooth & creamy. If you want it thinner just add a little more milk or if you need it thicker add more milk until the desired consistency is achieved.