Irish Shortbread Cookies

READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
Recipe by Anissa Wolf

This is the most amazing shortbread ever. Flaky and rich, and very very simple; I've never had a shortbread that compares to it. Note: I use salted butter. If you use unsalted, you may want to add a pinch of salt.

Top Review by BlackIrish

I thought something was missing and realized it's a pinch of salt. Salted butter may be what is needed. Otherwise these are easy and delicious. Thank you so much for this recipe.


  1. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  2. Sift in cornstarch and flour; mix well.
  3. Press into a 10 3/4 by 7 inch pan.
  4. Prick all over with a fork.
  5. Bake in preheated 275 F oven for 30 minutes, then reduce heat to 250 F and bake 1 to 1 1/2 hours longer.
  6. Remove from pan and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cut into 20 finger shaped cookies.

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