Grandma's Shortbread Cookies

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Baker Gal

I've never tasted a more smoother, velvety shortbread cookie, but then again I'm biased! These are the ones I grew up with at every family Christmas, courtesy of my Grandma. Enjoy!

Top Review by mrbrad881

I tried these looked like a good recipe. But trust me dont. YUK

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat butter until creamy (not oily).
  2. Sift cornstarch, icing sugar, salt, and flour.
  3. Add to butter.
  4. Work in with a spoon.
  5. Turn mixture out onto a floured board.
  6. Knead until it cracks slightly.
  7. Pat to 1/3" thickness and cut with cookie cutters.
  8. Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.
  9. Yield 100 small cookies.
  10. Note: Grandma says the secret to getting the best texture is to sift the dry ingredients 4 times before adding them to the butter.

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