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Easy Whole Wheat Shortbread Cookies

I have done enough of Maida cookies for this Christmas, and so this Easy Whole Wheat Shortbread Cookies is for my son who loves cookies.

Nowadays, my Son always carves for some cookies when he takes his snacks box to school. I prefer to avoid store bought cookies because of Maida and other leavening agent. Always I bake it myself and try to make it a bit healthy.

Coming back to the recipe, Shortbread Cookies are a classic cookies that’s made with Maida/All Purpose Flour. It’s a traditional Scottish biscuit, that’s made with one part sugar, two parts butter and three parts oat flour. Modern recipes differ much from this.

Since I am done with all the traditional recipes for this season, I wanted to make it a little bit different and healthy. In particular, I wanted to bake with whole wheat flour. So here is the easy whole wheat shortbread cookies!!

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Whole Wheat Shortbread Cookies

This Shortbread Cookies have an awesome taste and its perfect as a kids snack since it uses no Maida/All purpose Flour.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Snack


  • 113 g (1/2 cup) Unsalted Butter
  • 1/4 cup Icing/Confectioners Sugar
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 120 g (1 cup) Whole Wheat Flour


  • Measure and Sift the flour at least 2 times.
  • Using an electric beater, beat Butter till creamy.
  • Sift the Icing sugar to remove any lumps. Add it in to creamy butter.
  • Beat well till mixed.
  • Add Flour little by little and beat well till incorporated.
  • Split the dough into three parts and add cranberry, pistachio and matcha to each.
  • Shape the each dough into log, 2 inches in diameter.
  • Cling wrap the dough and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • After an hour, preheat the oven to 180 C for 10 minutes.
  • Prepare a Cookie Tray with parchment paper.
  • Slice the dough into 1/3 inch thickness and place it on the prepared baking tray.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until edges are slight brown.
  • Once baked, let it stay in the tray for 2 minutes before shifting it to the cooling rack.
Keyword cookies, Shortbread cookies


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16 thoughts on “Easy Whole Wheat Shortbread Cookies”

  1. Omg, those cookies looks absolutely fabulous and extremely scrumptious. Beautifull and dangerously delicious. Seriously am completely lost with those adorable cookies.

  2. 5 stars
    Absolutely scrumptious and beautifully baked cookies!!! I never used matcha in cookies, next time I am going to try in cookies!!

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