Sunday, December 21, 2008

SHORTBREAD COOKIES


This is my favorite shortbread recipe. It was handed down to me many years ago. The secret is to make sure it is kneaded for a long time.
SHORTBREAD
1 LB. BUTTER
4 CUPS FLOUR
1 CUP FRUIT (BERRY) SUGAR
4 TBSP. CORNSTARCH
In electric mixer, beat sugar and butter until very smooth. Add cornstarch and flour and mix until mixture begins to clump together.
Remove from mixer and knead until cracks form, (see photo)
Roll out about 1/4 to 1/3 inch thick and cut out. Prick with a fork.







Bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour or until cookies are firm and there is a faint touch of brown on the bottoms. Decorate as desired.








3 comments:

Mildred said...

Oh, I can almost smell these baking! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Merry Christmas!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Millie,
Your cookies look delicious. Shortbread is one of my favourites! Mmmmmm. Have a nice day & Merry CHRISTmas!

Blessings,
Sandi

S'more of my Thoughts said...

Oh, we've been looking for a good shortbread recipe for YEARS! Definitely trying this one. What kind of icing did you use and where did you get the gorgeous "star nonpariels"?

visiting from Boomama's site.