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    Perfect (And Easy!) Shortbread

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 5 mins

    20 mins

    45 mins

    netselkie's Note:

    This is from the back of the Canada Cornstarch box - I've been making it for years. Four ingredients, and it comes out tasting and looking perfect each time. For fun I like to add coloured sugar sprinkles for the holidays! (P.S. I learned how to bake with this recipe, so that tells you how easy it is!)

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    cookies

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Sift together the cornstarch, icing (powdered) sugar and flour.
    2. 2
      Blend in butter until a soft smooth dough forms.
    3. 3
      Shape into 1" balls and chill 30 -60 minutes.
    4. 4
      Place 1 1/2" apart on a cookie sheet and flatten slightly with a floured fork. (omit if throwing sprinkles on, and/or don't like fork flattened shortbread - I don't and it still comes out just fine)
    5. 5
      Bake 300' for 15-20 minutes. Transfer to a rack and cool. Watch that they don't brown, you want to pull them out while they still look a smidge underdone - the idea is that they do not brown on the bottom.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 23, 2013

      55

      These are the EASIEST cookies to make and are incredibly addicting. With a little food coloring flavoring and creativity you can do some amazing things. Mix them up, and they make a great gift for friends and family.

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    • on December 22, 2010

      55

      I too have been making this particular shortbread recipe for years. It's a great, simple recipe and unlike some shortbread recipes....this one comes out tasting like real buttery shortbread. One tip.....sift everything for better texture.

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    • on December 14, 2010

      55

      I was looking for this recipe. It is the one my mom always used to make. I like the texture that using cornstarch adds.

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    Nutritional Facts for Perfect (And Easy!) Shortbread

    Serving Size: 1 (359 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 79.9
     
    Calories from Fat 52
    65%
    Total Fat 5.8 g
    8%
    Saturated Fat 3.6 g
    18%
    Cholesterol 15.2 mg
    5%
    Sodium 41.2 mg
    1%
    Total Carbohydrate 6.4 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    0%
    Sugars 0.0 g
    0%
    Protein 0.6 g
    1%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

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