Embossed Rolling Pin Shortbread Cookies
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Embossed Rolling Pin Shortbread Cookies

Embossed Rolling Pin Shortbread Cookies

Make beautiful shortbread cookies great for gift giving using a simple, embossed rolling pin.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Dessert, General
Cuisine General
Servings 3 Dozen
Calories 526 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


  • 1 Cup Butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 Cups Confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 1/2 Tsp. Pure Vanilla extract
  • 3 1/4 Cups All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Tsp. Kosher salt


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Using a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together. Add the egg and extract and mix until well combined. Sift in flour and salt and mix well.
  • Divide the dough into 4 pieces. Form into flat disks. Wrap each piece in plastic wrap and refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.
  • Lightly flour a regular rolling pin and the surface you’ll be rolling the dough out on. If dough seems too firm to roll, allow it to soften for a few minutes at room temperature. Add one piece of dough to floured surface and with the regular rolling pin, roll dough out to just over ¼” thick and about the width of the embossing rolling pin. Sprinkle the top of the dough lightly with flour.
    Also, lightly flour the embossing rolling pin. Take your embossing rolling pin and press down hard so you can really see the design when finished. Slowly roll the Embossing Rolling Pin evenly over the dough.
  • Use a 3-inch round or square cutter to cut out cookies from the printed dough. Re-roll scraps of dough with the regular rolling pin, dust with flour and repeat with the embossing rolling pin and cutter.
  • Place the cooking on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper and put in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to let the cookies set.
  • Bake cookies for 12-15 minutes or until edges are slightly browned. Remove cookies and place on a cooling rack to cool.
  • Repeat all steps with remaining dough, rolling one piece of dough at a time. Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 526kcalCarbohydrates: 104gProtein: 16gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 342mgPotassium: 171mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 79IUCalcium: 29mgIron: 7mg
Keyword dessert
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