How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Use electric beater to cream butter.
  • Add the cornstarch and icing sugar, a little at a time.
  • Add the vanilla and almond extract.
  • Add the flour and continue beating until the dough resembles whipped cream.
  • Drop by spoonfuls on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for between 10 and 15 minutes, until golden, but not brown.
  • You must watch these delicate cookies closely, as they will overcook very quickly.
  • This recipe creates about 8 dozen cookies, and the first batch will last a very short time, so be prepared to make more very soon.

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    " It was excellent "
    nadaism ate it and said...
    This looks an easy one for a non sweet tooth - however I do indulge on special occassions.
    Happy Easter Blessings.
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    " It was excellent "
    lor ate it and said...
    Perfect, awesome, excellent, delicious and where was this recipe when I needed it. I have a couple of dependable stand by shortbread recipes but I was looking for this exact one. My mother made her shortbread cookies with these ingredients and I lost her recipe several years ago. Thanks for submitting it to the group JJ.
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    " It was excellent "
    diannehocut ate it and said...
    Hi, JJ! Will give this a try...I have already started my cookie baking, and there's always room for one more. 5UP

    Dianne
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  • theoldprof 8 years ago
    Yes. Icing sugar is a form of powdered sugar that is used most often to produce cake frostings and the like.
    JJ
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  • barbequeman 8 years ago
    Pardon my naivete showing: I assume you mean powdered sugar when you say "icing sugar" - these sound very easy to make, and tasty as well ! One of my favorite things to do at Christmas is to see how long a tin of shortbread cookies lasts. Anybody need a couple dozen tins ??? '-)
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  • 22566 8 years ago
    Sounds like a very tender cookie.

    Thank-you for this very nice recipe.

    Kind Regards

    Joyce
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    Fantastic cookies will add to my chritmas list. thanks for sharing
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