Real Deal Irish Shortbread Cookies

Laura Broyles

By
@lbroyles

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!

Rating:
★★★★★ 11 votes
Comments:
Prep:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
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.

Ingredients

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!)

Step-By-Step

1Mix all ingredients together to form a soft ball.
2Roll 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.
3Bake in preheated 325 degree oven for about 12 min. Shortbread should not brown, but just begin to slightly loose the whiteness.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Irish