Real Deal Irish Shortbread Cookies

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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!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 13 votes

Comments:
Prep:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 3 c
    all-purpose 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!)

How to Make Real Deal Irish Shortbread Cookies

Step-by-Step

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

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About Real Deal Irish Shortbread Cookies

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




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