Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 325
  • Mix sugar and butter together.
  • Add cornstarch and mix until all is blended.
  • Slowly add the flour.
  • If not using a stand mixer you will probably need to use your hands to add in the last of the flour.
  • Mix until a ball forms.
  • With your hands spread out the dough on a cookie sheet (dough will spread, so if you need to divide the dough do so).
  • Pierce dough with a fork all over.
  • Sprinkle with colored sugar or jimmies or sprinkles
  • Bake 10-20 minutes or until the edges are slighlty browned.
  • ****Let the cookies sit on the cookie tray for 2 mins then cut with a sharp knife.
  • You can also roll out the dough and use with cut outs. Remember to pierce the cutouts with a fork.

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  • dianartimus 5 years ago
    This is just great! I just got back from Scotland and loved shortbread cookies especially with tea! I am now a huge fan of High Tea and have got to have it daily now! So I am trying your cookie recipe first thing in the morning. I would never have thought of using cornstarch but it makes so much sense, sort of lightens things up a bit. I will have them tomorrow with my tea sandwiches and tea! Thanks!
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    susanmay ate it and said...
    This was great! I quartered the recipe with wonderful results. Sprinkled with Christmas jimmies and used a pizza cutter to cut them when they were done. I love how such a simple recipe can produce such yummy results!!
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    gourmetana ate it and said...
    I love shortbread! Thank you for this wonderful recipe. It is one of my favorites to bake for Christmas.
    *5*
    Ana
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  • tahoegirl 5 years ago
    i am so gonna make this shortbread. anything with a pound of butter has got to be good! :o)
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  • 5galsandadad 5 years ago
    I do not sift the cornstarch.
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    lanacountry ate it and said...
    Great recipe!! 55555 FFF foodies!! :)
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  • dandelion 5 years ago
    When measuring the cornstarch should I sift it first? Sometimes there are lumps in it. THX :)
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    m11andrade ate it and said...
    Love this!
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    bestcooker ate it and said...
    I am so happy to see your shortbread recipe posted. It is the BEST shortbread I have ever made and everyone I have shared it with agrees! I am planning on including this in my holiday baking this year!
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    slj6lori ate it and said...
    Well 5gals....you know I am a true fan of your Grandma's shortbread...I have made it many times and it is on my Cookie list for my Christmas platters for friends and family. I am so glad to see this recipe here! A scrumptious buttery flakey cookie! Love it!
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    jett2whit ate it and said...
    I love a good shortbread with some hot tea. Thanks! Added this to the heirloom group...
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    chefmeow ate it and said...
    These sound wonderful, I love cookies made with cornstarch, makes them so light and airy. Great post and a high 5.
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    mrab03 ate it and said...
    I've tried these (snagged a while back from your post on the RE) and they are delicious! I was actually staring at my box of cornstarch earlier thinking about making more :-) Kooky!
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