Real Deal Irish Shortbread Cookies

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Laura Broyles

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@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!

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Oh, how we loved the buttery taste of this Irish shortbread. It's different than most shortbread we've made. The shortbread is very delicate, crumbly, and full of butter flavor. But, it's not overly sweet. Perfect for someone that doesn't like a sweet dessert. If you do like things a little sweeter, though, it wouldn't hurt to add another 1/2 cup of sugar to the dough. It's a sticky dough and very hard to spread. We suggest spraying your hands with cooking spray and spread into a parchment paper-lined pan. This Irish recipe will be a real treat for a mid-afternoon pick me up with a cup of tea. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 13 votes

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Prep:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 3 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 c
    corn starch
  • 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. Cream the butter until smooth.
  2. Add the corn starch, flour, and confectioners' sugar, a little at a time, until well mixed.
  3. Scoop dough out onto a cookie sheet either ungreased or lined with parchment paper.
  4. Smooth dough out onto a cookie sheet.
  5. Bake in preheated 325-degree oven for about 30 minutes. Shortbread should not brown, but just begin to slightly lose the whiteness.
  6. Cool to room temp.
  7. Slice into bars or triangles.

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About Real Deal Irish Shortbread Cookies

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



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