Do you find yourself getting coffee at Starbucks just for a sweet treat to follow? Everyone loves the coffee drinks that Starbucks offers, but I think what keeps you coming back are their perfect shortbread cookies. Not only are they yummy and sweet, but they have a great texture and remarkable freshness.

Starbucks Shortbread Cookie Recipe


– 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
– 1 cup salted butter, softened
– ½ cup sugar
– 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
– 2 tablespoons cornstarch
– ¼ teaspoon baking soda
– ¼ teaspoon baking powder
– ¼ teaspoon salt


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the butter, sugar, and vanilla extract with a hand mixer until light and creamy.
3. Sift together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
4. Gradually beat the dry ingredients into the wet until combined.
5. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll it out to a thickness of 1/4 inch.
6. Place the rolled-out cookie dough onto a lightly greased baking sheet pan.
7. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
8. Allow the cookies to cool before serving.

These buttery and crumbly Starbucks shortbread cookies are the perfect accompaniment for your cup of coffee or an afternoon tea. Rich in flavor, and with just the right amount of sweetness, these delicious cookies have a melt-in-your-mouth texture that make them hard to resist.

Try mixing it up by adding a teaspoon of cinnamon or espresso to the cookie dough. Or you can surround the cookie dough with a variety of fresh fruit and top with a few sprinkles of sugar. Enjoy these in place of your morning muffin or as a dessert after a meal.

While the classic Starbucks shortbread cookie is fantastic, this version is a great way to get the same classic taste with a little extra flair. And if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, it’s easy to tweak the recipe to put your own unique spin on it. Happy baking!