How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F/170°C/Gas Mark 3.
  • In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar. until light and fluffy.
  • Mix together the flour and cornstarch and sieve into the bowl of butter and sugar and mix thoroughly until all the ingredients are incorporated.
  • Lightly dust a work surface with flour and roll out the dough to ¼"/1 cm thick. Prick the surface all over with a fork. Cut into desired shape or rounds using cookie cutters.
  • Place the Scottish shortbreads on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake for 25 mins or until pale brown and crisp. Sprinkle the warm Scottish shortbreads with fine sugar and leave to cool on a wire cooling rack. Store in an airtight tin or box.

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  • anj 7 years ago
    I love shortbread anyway and this recipe looks intriguing with the cornstarch. Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Anj
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