Deathly Hallows Shortbread Cookies

The Elder Wand,” he said, and he drew a straight vertical line on the parchment. “The Resurrection Stone,” he said, and he added a circle on top of the line. “The Cloak of Invisibility,” he finished, enclosing both line and circle in a triangle, to make the symbol that so intrigued Hermione. “Together,” he said, “the Deathly Hallows.” (DH 409)

Deathly Hallows Shortbread Cookies

Next time you attend a Harry Potter party or decide to just sit at home and watch a wizarding world movie, be sure to make these delicious shortbread cookies.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine British
Servings 4 dozen


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour


  • Preheat oven to 300°F.
  • In bowl of stand mixer, beat together butter and brown sugar.
  • Add flour slowly until all ingredients are fully incorporated.
  • Place dough onto a floured surface and knead until smooth. Roll the dough out to 1/3" thickness.
  • Cut out triangle shapes using a cookie cutter.
  • Press a bottle cap (or other circle) into the dough. Use the back of a butter knife to add the line down the center of the cookie.
  • Place onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper (or wax paper). These cookies don't spread out in the oven, so they only need about 1/2" of space.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes, or until slightly golden and firm.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before transferring to wire rack.


  • Lemon zest or vanilla could be added to these cookies if you find them to be a bit plain.
  • Roll the dough thinner to make sandwich cookies with a chocolate ganache or caramel filling.