Salted Cinnamon Shortbread Recipe

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Salted Cinnamon Shortbread - Quick and Easy Recipe

Quick and Easy Recipe for Salted Cinnamon Shortbread

Salted Cinnamon Shortbread is a super easy cookie to make for a quick and delicious treat! This is a versatile recipe that may be changed up a bit for with different flavors. The original recipe is from The Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook. Salted Cinnamon Shortbread is a new twist on this old English recipe!

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Cinnamon Salted Shortbread
These rich, flakey cookies are soooo good…have them with tea or coffee!

Shortbread is a No-fuss Cookie

Shortbread is made with just a few ingredients, doesn’t require any fussing, and the results are rich and super tasty. Try another spice if you like! You might enjoy salted ginger, nutmeg, allspice, or cardamom for the topping in place of (or in addition to) cinnamon. If you like, you may also chop pecans, pistachios, or walnuts and press them into the top of your dough for a nutty version of this recipe. Yum!

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Cinnamon Salted Shortbread
Topped with a sprinkle of salt, cinnamon, and sugar, these are a nice twist on an old favorite.

Salted Cinnamon Shortbread Recipe

You don’t really need anything special to make this recipe, as long as you have plenty of butter on hand. The hardest part is resisting the urge to eat the entire batch in one sitting. Here’s the recipe…feel free to print out for your recipe box!

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Salted Cinnamon Shortbread

These rich, delicious cookies are quick and easy to make! Customize the toppings to your taste. 🙂
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 16

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups unbleached wheat flour
  • 3 Tbsps sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • cinnamon sugar mixture

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a mixing bowl, sift together flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add 3 tablespoons sugar and combine.
  • Cut butter into the dry ingredients with a pastry cutter until mixture resembles fine crumbs.
  • Knead dough until smooth. Shape into a ball.
  • Place the ball of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet and use fingers to press and flatten dough into a circle, about 8″ in diameter. Use fingers to create a scalloped edge.
  • Use a large knife to cut dough into 16 wedges. Do not remove wedges, leave them in the circle.
  • Use a salt shaker to sprinkle the top of dough lightly with salt. Sprinkle top of dough lightly with cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Bake shortbread for 25 – 30 minutes in preheated oven, or until edges are lightly browned and dough in the center is set.
  • Use a knife to cut along previously formed lines. Allow shortbread to cool for 5 minutes. Use a metal spatula to remove cookies from pan and cool thoroughly on a wire rack.

The Best Shortbread is Baked from Scratch!

If you’ve had storebought shortbread, you may have found it lacking. Oh, it’s okay. But anyone who’s tried homemade shortbread will probably turn their nose up at the kind from the store.

Making your own food from scratch saves money and it just tastes so much better! Any time you can find a recipe that is really easy and still tastes delicious, it’s a keeper. So why not make a few easy recipes from scratch each week when you have a bit of extra time. Your tastebuds will thank you!

Try Something New! Check out these recipes for Fragrant Shallot Cookies and Shortbread Crust for tarts or pies!

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This super easy recipe for salted cinnamon shortbread is quick and delicious! You don't need anything special on hand to make it...but you will need 1/2 a pound of butter! Try these today!

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Lisa writes in-depth articles about gardening and homesteading topics. She grew up on a farm and has continued learning about horticulture, animal husbandry, and home food preservation ever since. She has earned an Associate of Applied Science in Horticulture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She is a self proclaimed gardening freak and crazy chicken lady.

In addition to writing for her own websites, Lisa has contributed articles to The Prepper Project and Homestead.org.

The author lives outside of Chicago with her husband, son, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a variety of poultry.
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About Lisa Lombardo

Lisa writes in-depth articles about gardening and homesteading topics. She grew up on a farm and has continued learning about horticulture, animal husbandry, and home food preservation ever since. She has earned an Associate of Applied Science in Horticulture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She is a self proclaimed gardening freak and crazy chicken lady. In addition to writing for her own websites, Lisa has contributed articles to The Prepper Project and Homestead.org. The author lives outside of Chicago with her husband, son, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a variety of poultry.

10 comments on “Salted Cinnamon Shortbread Recipe

  1. Tamara Reid

    Hi Lisa! I chose to feature this recipe this week on the Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop, because cinnamon and shortbread are two of my very favorite things!!! YUM!!! Can’t wait to make this! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  2. WT Abernathy


    Hi Lisa!
    This is going to be something we try this weekend- with spring upon us, Wendie and I are looking for good counter-top snacking staples for the kids. We do scones and muffins, but this short bread looksamazincg and I’m sure it’s winner.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Lisa Lombardo Post author

      Hi WT,
      Thanks for stopping by and checking out the recipe! I hope you enjoy it. 🙂
      I am so happy that spring is here…I bet you are super busy on your homestead. Keep up the good work!

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