Shrewsbury Butter Cookies: The Perfect Recipe, Buttery Goodness

Shrewsbury Cookies are a classic English butter cookie that is perfect for any occasion.

If you are looking for a classic butter cookie recipe, Shrewsbury Cookies are a great choice. They are easy to make, delicious, and sure to impress your guests. Try them out today and see why they have been a favorite for generations.

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 12-15 minutes
  • Total time: 27-30 minutes


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup raspberry jam (or any jam of your choice)


  1. In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

  2. Add the egg yolks to the mixture and continue to beat until well combined.

  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Gradually add the dry mixture to the butter mixture and mix until a dough forms.

  4. Divide the dough into two equal portions and shape each portion into a disk. Wrap the disks in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour.

  5. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  6. On a floured surface, roll out one of the disks of dough until it is about 1/4-inch thick. Cut the dough into desired shapes using cookie cutters. Repeat with the second disk of dough.

  7. Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheet, leaving about 1 inch between each cookie. Use a small spoon to create an indentation in the center of each cookie.

  8. Fill each indentation with a small spoonful of raspberry jam (or your chosen jam).

  9. Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Let them cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Information:

Servings: 24 cookies; Serving size: 1 cookie

  • Calories: 131
  • Total fat: 8g
  • Saturated fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 35mg
  • Sodium: 50mg
  • Total carbohydrates: 13g
  • Dietary fiber: 0g
  • Sugars: 5g
  • Protein: 1g

The combination of butter, sugar, and jam creates a sweet and buttery flavor that melts in your mouth. The addition of nutmeg and cinnamon adds a warm and spicy undertone to the cookies.

This recipe is easy to follow and produces delicious cookies that are sure to impress. The cookies can be cut into any shape or size, making them perfect for holidays, parties, or simply for a sweet treat with a cup of tea.

Overall, these Shrewsbury Cookies are a delightful and indulgent treat that are well worth the effort of making them.