Saturday, November 28, 2015

5 Ingredient Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Make some of these and share with your neighbors!
This recipe makes about 16 dozen small cookies. To make less, divide the ingredients by 4.
Feel free to add a little vanilla or almond flavoring if you like.

5 Ingredient Shortbread Cookies


  • 3 cups butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups cornstarch
  • Nonpareils and/or halved candied cherries
  • Directions

    1. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour and cornstarch, beating until well blended.
    2. With hands lightly dusted with additional cornstarch, roll dough into 1-in. balls. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Press lightly with a floured fork. Top with nonpareils or cherry halves.
    3. Bake at 300° for 20-22 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 16-18 dozen.

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