Basic White Sugar Shortbread Cookies

Basic White Sugar Shortbread Cookies Recipe

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sylvia bourque

By
@saleenasmom

This recipe comes straight from the cornstarch box.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
3 1/2 dozen cookies
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 c
butter, no substitute, softened
1/2 c
sugar
1 tsp
vanilla
2 c
flour
1/4 c
cornstarch

How to Make Basic White Sugar Shortbread Cookies

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 300°F. Mix butter, sugar and vanilla thoroughly using an electric mixer. Gradually blend in flour and corn starch.
  • 2Form 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).
  • 3Bake 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.
  • 4RECIPE 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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About Basic White Sugar Shortbread Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: UK/Ireland
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids