Grandma's Shortbread Cookies Recipe

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Grandma's Shortbread Cookies

sylvia bourque

By
@saleenasmom

This recipe is found on a Canadian cornstarch company's box.


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Rating:

Serves:

24 cookies

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/2 c
cornstarch
1/2 c
powdered sugar or icing sugar
1 c
all purpose flour
3/4 c
butter, softened

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Sift together corn starch, sugar and flour. With wooden spoon,
blend in butter until a soft, smooth dough forms.
2
Shape into 1-inch (2.5 cm) balls. If dough is too soft to handle,
cover and chill for 30 to 60 minutes. Place 1 1/2 inches (4 cm)
apart on ungreased baking sheets; flatten with lightly floured fork.
Alternatively, roll dough to 1/4 inch (6 mm); cut into shapes
with cookie cutters.
3
Decorate with candied cherries, coloured sprinkles or nuts, if desired.

Bake at 300°F (150ºC) for 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on wire rack.
4
To make crescents, add 1/2 cup (125 mL) ground almonds or hazelnuts to flour mixture. Shape into logs about 1/2 inch (1 cm) thick and 3 inches (7 cm) long. Curve into crescent shapes. When baked and cool, dip ends in melted chocolate.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: UK/Ireland