Shortbread Cookies

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is from the box of Canada Cornstarch, we make them every year for Christmas. Being we were poor we used margarine instead of butter.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift together cornstarch, confectioner's sugar and flour.
  2. Blend in butter with spoon until smooth soft dough forms.
  3. Shape into 1 inch balls. Place 1 1/2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with lightly floured fork.
  4. Bake in 300 F oven for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.
  5. Note: If dough is too soft to handle, cover and chill for 1 hour.
  6. Hints: my sister got me into using confectioner's sugar instead of flour for flattening these cookies. We use the maraschino cherries cut in half and pressed into the center of the cookies after flattened. You can use glazed cherries too. We use one 1/2 red cherry and 2 1/4 green cherry to make holly berries on some cookies. We leave some without cherries, just in case someone doesn't want them.


Most Helpful

You have to try these cookies! The texture is light and the buttery flavor is amazing. The best thing about these amazing cookies is how easy they are to make! The dough is so easy to work with and you can throw them together in 10 minutes! Great flavor, simple ingredients and ease of preparation=the perfect cookie. Thanks for the heads up on this one tasb. Fantastic!

Deely December 12, 2013

These are great and have a very rich taste.Thanks we love them.

sandrasymes December 09, 2009

We make these every year at my house, it's just not Christmas until they are made!

Kessie~Cat December 03, 2009

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