Vanilla Shortbread

from ButterYum
makes about 30 cookies



  1. Preheat oven to 300F.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment or a BeaterBlade, cream butter, sugar, vanilla, and salt on medium speed until light and fluffy.  
  3. On low speed, add flour and mix just until no dry flour remains.
  4. Use a #50 scoop to portion dough evenly; roll into balls.
  5. Place dough balls on an unlined half sheet pan.
  6. Press balls with cookie stamp or the bottom of a glass.
  7. Bake in center of preheated oven for 20-30 minutes until they just begin to turn golden around the edges.
  8. Cool completely on rack before storing in an airtight container.