Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Melting Shortbread

Melting Shortbread

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From the kitchen of The Jobb Family

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
8-10 minutes
approx. 4 dozen
Good for parties/potlucks, Kid friendly


3 cups flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 cup icing sugar
1 pound butter, room temperature


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

  2. Cream butter and sugar together thoroughly until creamed.

  3. Sift flour and cornstarch into butter and sugar mixture. Whip together with electric mixer until fluffy.

  4. Either drop from a tablespoon or add a little more flour and knead until it can be rolled.

  5. Bake 8-10 minutes or until light brown around edges.

  6. May be decorated with sugar sprinkles or candied cherries, or both if you want to get fancy.


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Pegbrantner says:

This is the best shortbread cookie recipe I have ever tried. The dough was so easy to handle. The cookies themselves are light & very tasty. I Love, Love, Love this recipe.

12/7/2015 8:43:20 PM

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