Monday, November 22, 2010

Shortbread Cookies

Another classic cookie for the Christmas season is the delicious Shortbread Cookie!  These are super easy to make; they actually only have 4 ingredients.

I love these cookies! You can either make them as I have by rolling them into a ball and then pressing them down with a fork, or you can roll out the dough and cut fun shapes with cookie cutters.  

This recipe has been around as long as I can remember, it makes the perfect Shortbread Cookies. I doubled this recipe and made about 4 1/2 dozen cookies, so this original recipe will make about 2 dozen cookies.

Shortbread Cookies
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine (room temperature)
  1. Preheat oven to 300F and line a couple cookie sheets with parchment paper
  2. Whisk or sift together the corn starch, icing sugar, and flour
  3. Blend in the butter until a soft, smooth dough forms
  4. Roll into balls about 1" to 1 1/3" in diameter and place on prepared cookie sheets, a couple of inches apart
  5. Dip a fork into some flour, and gently press down on the balls of cookie dough
  6. Decorate with sprinkles if you like, then bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the edges are slightly brown
  7. Enjoy!


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