Healthy Shortbread Cookies with Ghee

Melt-in your mouth Healthy Shortbread Ghee Cookies made with just a few key ingredients. For best results, use good-quality, pure ghee.

Shortbread Ghee Cookies – Recipe

The way of preparation – easy

Prep time

  • Prep time – 15 minutes
  • Cooking time – 8 minutes
  • Passive time – 30 minutes

Yields – 24 cookies


  • 1/2 cup ghee
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • sprinkles of your choice

Optional: chocolate chips, nuts, raisins, cinnamon ……

Instructions on how to make shortbread ghee cookies

  • Whit a handheld mixer, whip ghee and powdered sugar together until it gets pale and fluffy.
  • Add eggs and mix well.
  • Gently add flour and mix slowly.
  • Scrapes sides and add vanilla extract, salt, and mix until it forms a dough.
  • The dough feels slightly sticky but should hold shape formed into a ball.
  • Place the dough in a plastic wrap and flatten it into a rectangular shape about 1/4″ thick.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Remove the dough from the refrigerator.
  • Use a cookie cutter to shape cookies and place it on a baking sheet.
  • Decorate with sprinkles if desired.
  • Bake for 6-8 minutes in a well-heated oven.
  • Cookies will be slightly soft when removed from the oven but will firm up.
  • Note: These get better with time, actually.