Candy Cane Shortbread

Recipe by Lorraine of AZ
READY IN: 55mins
YIELD: 6 dozen




  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Butter a 7x11-inch glass baking dish.
  • Sift flour and cornstarch together in a bowl.
  • Place butter in mixing bowl. Add the salt and mix well. Then add granulated sugar to butter and mix to just combine. Add flour mixture and mix just till a smooth dough forms. This may be done with a mixer or in the food processor.
  • Pat dough evenly into prepared baking dish. Dough should be no more than 2/3-inch deep. Bake until the top and bottom are lightly browned, about 30 minutes. The middle should remain light.
  • Meanwhile, combine the powdered sugar and crushed candy canes.
  • Remove the baked dough from the oven and place on a rack. Sprinkle the shortbread with the candy cane mixture. When the baked dough has cooled a bit but is still warm to the touch, use a long knife to cut into 1-inch squares; 7 cuts lengthwise and 11 across. Cool thoroughly before removing from dish.