Monday, December 8, 2008

Melt in your mouth shortbread cookies

Here is a recipe for shortbread cookies that my mother in law past down to me years ago and it is a tradition to make them every year in our family.
Just wouldn't be christmas without them!

Shortbread Cookies

1 lb. butter
1 cup icing sugar
1 cup cornstarch
3 cups flour
Pinch of salt
1 tsp. vanilla

Bake at 300 F for 15-20 min.
Combine all ingredients and use a cookie press to press cookies out on pan.
The dough is very soft, that is why a cookie press is needed.
Decorate each with chopped marachino cherry before baking.
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4 comments:

at the cottage said...

Thanks Deb, I always look for new and yummy shortbreads recipes to try.

I really enjoy reading your blog and looking at your pictures. Who ever knew this blogging was so much fun and for me, quite relaxing.

I have a photo of myself in a similar chair in Blue Mountain near Collingwood. I will try and find it and post it. lol

Cheers

CIELO said...

I'd have to try those yummy cookies.... thanks for including the recipe.... and by the way, The House in the Roses is having a party!... Come to the “World of Treasures” and show your lovely treasures... Come see!

Cielo

Katy Lin :) said...

i LOVE shortbread, and this recipe seems very simple and elegant! thanks for sharing!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Your cookies look wonderful! Shortbread is SO good! :) I will have to print this out! :)

Have a good night! :)