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basic white sugar shortbread cookies

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Recipe by
sylvia bourque
Moncton, NB

This recipe comes straight from the cornstarch box.

(1 rating)
yield 3 1/2 dozen cookies
prep time 20 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For basic white sugar shortbread cookies

  • 1 c
    butter, no substitute, softened
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 c
  • 1/4 c

How To Make basic white sugar shortbread cookies

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 300°F. Mix butter, sugar and vanilla thoroughly using an electric mixer. Gradually blend in flour and corn starch.
  • 2
    Form into 1-inch balls and place on ungreased baking sheets. Gently press down on each cookie to flatten using fingers or a flat bottomed drinking glass (dipped in sugar to prevent sticking).
  • 3
    Bake at 300ºF for 25 to 30 minutes, or until bottoms begin to brown. Cool for 5 minutes; remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 4
    RECIPE NOTE: For European-style shortbread, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, about 2 minutes. Pat into a 1/3-inch thick rectangle measuring 11 x 8-inches. Cut into 2 x 1-inch strips. Place 1-inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Prick with a fork. Bake as above.

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