Real Deal Irish Shortbread Cookies

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 7 Ratings
Prep Time:
Cooking Method: Bake


3 c flour
1 1/2 c cornstarch
1 1/2 c confectioners' sugar
2 1/2 c butter (5 sticks), room temperature (use real thing for true taste!)

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Laura Broyles Recipe
Well Seasoned
Canton, MI (pop. 284,117)
Member Since Oct 2011
Laura's notes for this recipe:
I was given this recipe many years ago by a little old Irish woman I know. It far surpasses any other shortbread I have ever eaten, even after a trip to Ireland! Melt in your mouth delicious!
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Oh how I loved the buttery taste of this shortbread. These shortbread cookies will be a real treat for a mid afternoon pick me up with a cup of tea.

We used a 10x3 pan and had to bake these treats for about for 25 minutes.


Mix all ingredients together to form a soft ball.
Roll into small balls and press with down with a fork. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Or the dough may be pressed into a pan and then after baking sliced into bars or triangles.
Bake in preheated 325 degree oven for about 12 min. Shortbread should not brown, but just begin to slightly loose the whiteness.

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user pam jeffrey pogo57 - Oct 30, 2011
what is 5 stk?? is it tablespoons or teaspoons or what??
user F DL chessdilorenzo - Oct 30, 2011
5 sticks = 2-2/1 C. butter.
My question is, where's the sugar?
user F DL chessdilorenzo - Oct 30, 2011
Ack! That's 2-1/2 C. butter!
user karen meagher nanimeagher - Oct 30, 2011
no sugar!!
user Laura Broyles lbroyles - Oct 31, 2011
All fixed now. Can't believe I forgot the sugar. It is a lot of butter but then, it is shortbread and that is what it is known for! You sure don't need any flavoring in this--there is enough as it is.

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