Shortbread is comforting at any time of year. It isn’t just a North American fall and holidays thing either; I’m not native to the United States and even I find shortbread — the smell, the sight of it in the stores, the crumbly nature of it — comforting. It reminds me of holidays, here in the USA, Canada and in other places around the world. I had shortbread in Latin America during the holidays, and growing up in Australia we had it too. Nan used to make it! This shortbread with 3 simple ingredients is delicious!

Shortbread like this is a simple treat and takes 3 ingredients and about 10 minutes of your time to whip up. It is seriously simple, and it is easy to infuse to cannabis butter if you are looking for a new quick and easy recipe to experiment with.


  • 1 cup of softened butter or cannabutter. Check out this cannabutter recipe. (Don’t forget to decarb your cannabis flower!) You can also try the Magical Butter machine!
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • Keep extra powdered sugar on hand to roll out cooking with; flour can create too much density.

Shortbread served with tea is a true pleasure. More so if it is cannabis-infused shortbread or tea!


  • Start by preheating the oven to 350F/175C and prepare baking sheets. For shortbread use parchment paper or rubber baking mats. (This means much less clean up too!)
  • Grab a large bowl and hand mixer. Cream the butter and sugar together first, then slowly add the flour. The mixture may become crumbly, but continue to mix it and it should form a nice dough. Roll this dough into one large ball of dough. Try to resist eating it!
  • Dust the kitchen counter with powdered sugar, and roll out the dough with a dusted rolling pin. Using a cookie cutter or small mason jar or glass, cut into rounds. Keep rolling dough mixture and cutting out rounds until the dough is gone.
  • Place on baking sheets and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the shortbread cookies are a light tan brown. Do not overcook them! Leave them to cool on baking sheets.

Shortbread Tips:

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Serve with tea or coffee and store in a sealed contained for up to five days.

If you are new to eating weed, and want to add marijuana to this recipe, check out this guide on maintaining your cool on edibles. Ingesting cannabis can provide a different high to toking on a joint or even to a dab and can be an intense experience to the uninitiated. Be safe!

Learn about managing dosage for edibles here.

Fun stoner fact: your rubber baking mat can also be used as a dab mat! WHAA!