Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wednesday's Recipe - Shortbread Cookies

In honor of Rebecca's shortbread giveaway over at Romancing the Palate, I'm sharing my recipe for Shortbread Cookies this week. They melt in your mouth and make a wonderful cheesecake crust. Real butter is a MUST for this recipe. And when I say sift, I mean sift!

Shortbread Cookies

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened **Do Not Substitute!**
1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1 cup flour
1/2 cup cornstarch

Cream butter. Add sifted powdered sugar gradually, beating until light and fluffy. Sift together flour and cornstarch. Add to creamed mixture; blend. Shape dough into a ball and chill at least 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Shape into 1 inch balls. Place 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten balls to 1/2 inch thickness with a fork. Bake at 300 degrees for 20-22 minutes. Cool slightly before removing from cookie sheets. Place on wire racks or waxed paper to cool completely. Store in airtight container.
Makes about 4 dozen.

I bet you can't eat just one!

Mellanie Szereto
Romance...With a Kick!


  1. These sound absolutely divine! Must try some soon!

  2. My favorite cookie - and that means even over chocolate chip cookies. I can't wait to try it. Thanks!!!!!! I fell in love with them when we were in Scotland and every B&B served them in their bedrooms. :)

  3. Let me know how you like them, Cheryl!

  4. Paisley, I can think of no better crumbs in bed! :D

  5. My favorite cookie, of course. :-)

    One suggestion for the recipe. If you put your sugar through the blender when you're ready to use it. It creates a more fine crystal, and it blends better in this particular form. Anyway, all shortbread cookies are great. :-)

    And I agree. No substitutes for the butter! Shortbread without butter is like life without oxygen. :-)

  6. Powdered sugar in the blender? It doesn't turn into a cloud?

    Have to agree on the butter. Some recipes MUST be made with butter. Pound cake is another one. Different texture and flavor without the real thing.