Holiday Baking: Shortbread Cookies

When it comes to my Christmas baking, shortbread is always on my holiday baking list. Along with butter tarts and gingerbread. Totally a must have at Christmas time.

The first time I made shortbread it was disastrous! I kid you not. They were terrible and it totally turned me off from ever making them again. So when I was browsing my recipes one day I came across a small cardboard cutout from a Canada Cornstarch box. I do not know how it made it’s way into my recipe binder, but there it was.

I thought there was no way these would be any good. There was only 4 ingredients listed and I was skeptical. Boy was I wrong… so so wrong.

I have been making my shortbread cookies this way since.

These shortbread cookies are buttery, melt in your mouth delicious, and are oh so simple to make.

What you will need:

  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar **Confectioners sugar or powdered sugar** (Different name in Canada maybe?)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup butter; softened

Pre-heat over to 300°

In a large bowl, sift together dry ingredients.

Add butter and mix until dough is formed.

Roll out 1″ balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Lightly press down with fork. I do a crosshatch.

Bake in a 300° oven for 15 – 18 minutes.

Move to wire cooling rack. Store in air tight container.

*This is another recipe that I can’t give a shelf life for. They go to quick!*

Yields 2

Holiday Baking: Shortbread Cookies

Buttery, melt in your mouth delicious!

10 minPrep Time

18 minCook Time

28 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup icing sugar Also called confectioners or powdered sugar
1 cup flour
3/4 cup butter; softened

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat over to 300°
  2. In a large bowl, sift together dry ingredients.
  3. Add butter and mix until dough is formed.
  4. Roll out 1" balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Lightly press down with fork. I do a crosshatch.
  6. Bake in a 300° oven for 15 - 18 minutes.
  7. Move to wire cooling rack. Store in air tight container.
Recipe Type: dessert / holiday baking

Notes

This is another recipe that I can't give a shelf life for. They go to quick!

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I usually do these in double and triple batches. They are great to give as a gift… and will be enjoyed by all.

Enjoy!

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