Mini Shortbread Cookies

Mini Shortbread Cookies created by Elly in Canada

These are tiny, melt-in-your-mouth shortbread cookies that my daughter and I make every Christmas, and sometimes on Valentines day with red cherries and a heart shaped cookie cutter. As far as I can tell they are no-fail. I originally found the recipe on the back of a cornstarch box, but we make them differently than the instructions with a different yield.

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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Sift the corn starch, icing sugar and flour.
  • Blend in the butter until dough is completely smooth (I usually just use my hands to do this).
  • Roll out dough on a floured surface to 1/4" thick.
  • Cut cookies using a 1" round or heart shaped cookie cutter (these cookies turn out much better small).
  • Reform the leftover pieces of cookie dough to roll and make more cookies.
  • Place cookies on a shiny cookie pan (preferably one of the insulated types).
  • Top cookies with either 1/4 or 1/2 of a cherry (these are tiny cookies and depending on cherry size do just fine with 1/4 of a cherry) OR a chocolate chip.
  • Bake at 300 degrees F for 17-18 minutes.
  • These cookies do not turn noticibly brown.
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"These are tiny, melt-in-your-mouth shortbread cookies that my daughter and I make every Christmas, and sometimes on Valentines day with red cherries and a heart shaped cookie cutter. As far as I can tell they are no-fail. I originally found the recipe on the back of a cornstarch box, but we make them differently than the instructions with a different yield."

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  1. Adrienne S.
    These cookies are so good. A friend brought them to a get together and they were a hugh hit.
  2. Elly in Canada
    Mini Shortbread Cookies Created by Elly in Canada
  3. Elly in Canada
    Mini Shortbread Cookies Created by Elly in Canada
  4. Elly in Canada
    A simple, easy recipe! I made these months ago for a lunch with friends during the Christmas holidays and forgot to review. The cookies are not too sweet and have a bit of a crunch (at least mine did!!) Baking time was right for my oven. I skipped the cherries and put a dab of frosting on top of the cookies. Yummy!
  5. mollilicious
    excellent! i followed the recipe exactly, then rolled into 40 mini balls, flattened a bit with my finger to form a well, baked for 15 mins, then while hot i added a teaspoon on lemon filling to the top. delicious! my boyfriend thought they were amazing and when i took them to the neighbors football party, they disppeared really fast! definitely a keeper!
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