Total TimePrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- In large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Combine flour, cornstarch and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Roll dough into a 15x2x1-in. rectangle; chill.
- Preheat oven to 325°. Cut into 1/4-in. slices; place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Prick with a fork. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts1 cookie: 57 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
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Jun 18, 2020
Love these plain but delicious cookies. I did add about 1 teaspoon of almond extract
Sep 13, 2019
I agree with some in that the Recipe is extremely Simple and Quick and Easy. Unfortunately, i do feel its lacking or missing some details. The dough is crumbly prior to chilling. After chilling, it was easier to work with.but the end result were soft and malleable cookies. The taste lacked a lot as well. It had a sweet end taste (the sugar) that was decent. However it is short lived, and it is also not the first taste off the bat. Unfortunately
Jan 30, 2018
My grandmother was born and raised in Aberdeen, Scotland. While her recipe differs I am always willing to try another. Hers is made with Powdered sugar, flour and butter...lots of butter.
Dec 13, 2017
QUESTION, WHAT MAKES A SHORTBREAD COOKIE A SHORTBREAD COOKIE, THESE LOOK REALLY GOOD, THE ONLY DIFFERENCE I SEE IS NO EGG, SO WHAT MAKES A SHORTBREAD COOKIE A NON REGULAR COOKIE AND WHY???
Nov 27, 2017
Absolutely incredible.Extremely easy, and with the taste, it’s hard to believe they can be made so fast. Took to a neighborhood cookout, EVERYONE loved them. Made 5 dozen, I ate (1) ONE and the plate was empty before I realized. Everyone wanted the recipe. Now I’mOften requested toBring these.So easy, they CANT be messed up.)well....I guess they COULD, but it’d take something/someone very special. ????????
Nov 22, 2017
I just spent 3 hours cutting, decorating and cooking a triple batch of these cookies. I should have tasted the first batch out of the oven, then I could have saved some time by throwing the whole thing out. These are not shortbread cookies. Other then them being sweet, there is absolutely no taste to them. Very, very disappointed. A waste of time and money!!!!
Jul 19, 2012
Very easy to make, both wife and I have made this recipe twice. The second time around we added 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts. Cut roll into 3/8 slices. This should be a "FIVE STAR". Thanks from Hawaii!
Dec 23, 2009
Yummy taste, but not shortbread like at all. More like a very crunchy vanilla cookie. And much harder to handle than shortbread - dough kept crumbling apart when I was trying to roll before chilling. They tasted good dipped in melted chocolate.
Dec 7, 2009
This recipe is fantastic! I ended up making shortbread jam cookies with this recipe, and my mother who doesn't like overly sweet things said that this was the perfect recipe!