Saturday, December 3, 2011

Shortbread Cookies

These shortbread cookies are a Christmas staple.  I can't remember a single Christmas without them!  They are buttery, rich, and melt in your mouth.  I can remember helping my grandma make these and watching her cut the candied cherries into minuscule pieces that she uses to decorate them.

I (obviously) did not use the candied cherries on mine, I'm a bit of a rebel!

Shortbread Cookies
makes a lot - the recipe says not to double!

2 cups butter, softened
1 cup corn starch
1 cup powdered sugar
3 cups flour
1 tsp vanilla

Sift together the dry ingredients, then add the butter in a little at a time.  Mix well until the sides of the bowl come clean.  Roll into 1" balls, then place on the baking sheet and flatten.  You'll want the cookies to be about 1/4" thick before baking.  If you want to add sprinkles (or cherries), decorate before baking.  Bake at 300 degrees for 15 minutes.

1 comment:

Lora said...

I've been seeing some really cute cookies that look like cut out cookies, but they are basically just circles that you put a big marshmallow on one end and decorate it so it looks like a melting snow man :) Think these would work for that, or would it be too sweet with icing on them?