Thursday, August 6, 2009

Shortbread Cookies

I just love quick and easy cookie recipes.

From The Pioneer Woman Cooks.

Shortbread/Shortcake Cookies

2 sticks, plus 2 tablespoons regular (salted) butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
Scant 1 cup corn starch

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Cream butter and sugar together. Sift in flour and cornstarch and blend together using a pastry cutter until the ingredients all come together. (If mixture seems excessively dry, cut in 1 more tablespoon of butter—but only if you really need it.

Form dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate 20 minutes.

Roll onto a lightly floured surface and cut into rounds. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a baking mat.

Bake for 20 minutes. Do not allow shortbread to brown; the edges should have the faintest golden tinge.

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