Ingredients

How to make it

  • Cream together butter, sugar and vanilla.
  • In separate bowl, mix together flour, cornstarch and salt; stir into creamed mixture.
  • Drop by spoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheet, flattening cookies with your fingertips (don’t flatten too thin or cookies will break) and keep in a round shape. NOTE: I have found recently, that this dough is actually easy to pick up a small piece and roll into a ball (should be about the size of an acorn), then place on a lightly greased cookie sheet and flatten gently with the palm of your hand...much easier than trying to drop by spoonful and then shape into a circle!
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 14 minutes, until just barely browned on top or around the edges.
  • Cool several minutes; remove carefully from cookie sheet...the cornstarch and powdered sugar make these cookies very crisp and delicate, and they will break easily if not handled with a gentle hand!
  • Cool on waxed paper; frost with powdered sugar frosting, tinting it a soft pastel, if desired.
  • NOTE: My daughter's favorite frosting on these is the Browned Butter Caramel frosting that I have posted separately.
heaping one-third cup powdered sugar   Close
finished cookie dough, light and fluffy   Close
Patting out cookie dough on baking sheet before baking   Close
Out of the oven, barely brown around the edges   Close
Cookies and coffee - best way to start the day!   Close

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  • devsown 7 years ago
    these are going to be the perfect cookie to bake for my daughter for Christmas. Just her kind of cookie.
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    " It was excellent "
    RobynDT ate it and said...
    I forgot to rate in my previous comment., sorry.
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    " It was excellent "
    RobynDT ate it and said...
    Just made these cookies and they came out FANTASTIC!!! My family loves these over the holidays and my mother usually makes them...she has competition this year with this recipe! HUGE thank you Krum! Keep 'em comin'!!
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    " It was excellent "
    theiris ate it and said...
    Hey Krum! Those we're the best cookies ever! I had to stop sis from overeating them. Thanks so much for taking the time to make them for me. Will definately be a fav. for this family. hugs, Mare
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    " It was excellent "
    cardinal54 ate it and said...
    These sound so YUMMY!! deserves a 6 but only goes to 5. Lucy
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  • conner909 10 years ago
    You moved? Same area?
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  • conner909 10 years ago
    Hey Krum, these look really good! The frosting sounds like it would be perfect with this recipe! Am bookmarking!
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    Delicous easy thanks
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  • michellem 10 years ago
    Look great to me!
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  • maggiehc 10 years ago
    I love shortbreads with cornstarch. This sounds like a great recipe.
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    " It was excellent "
    mumtazcatering ate it and said...
    Krum.......this is my familys favorite, i usually pipe them with a nozzle....yummy....:}
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    " It was excellent "
    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    Saved!! Another great one Krum!!
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    " It was excellent "
    bakermel ate it and said...
    Yummmmm.....sounds like a perfect recipe to me, Krum! :) TY :)
    ~Mel
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    " It was excellent "
    rosemaryblue ate it and said...
    Wonderful recipe! The cornstarch is the key! I have a recipe very much like this. Delicious!
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    " It was excellent "
    annieamie ate it and said...
    Congratulations on your new home, Krumkake! I just made some butter cookies the other day that came out like hockey pucks but they were flavored well. That'll teach me for trying a recipe that wasn't in Group Recipes! Even our city crows wouldn't touch the ones I made! Your recipe looks so much better and if you say they're good, they must be good! Can't wait to try them! And thank you! Again, enjoy your new home!
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    " It was excellent "
    dmajor ate it and said...
    Great cookies are my down fall! Thanks for the extra workout I am going to have to do now!haha Deb
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    " It was excellent "
    angelgal ate it and said...
    Girl, you do come up with some of the best recipes!!! ;)
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Butter cookies. I have been in love with them my whole life - need I say more. dear Krum? I can't wait to make these...can you attach a couple to an email for me? ;-) Vickie
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    " It was excellent "
    donman ate it and said...
    I love butter cookies but don't bake. I think I'll give these a shot. You get 5 forks from me.
    Thanks, Donman :)
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  • henrie 10 years ago
    Sounds like a good recipe, will bookmark to make this winter. Oh forgot I have a small convection oven that bakes also, could do them in it this summer.
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