Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Shortbread Cookies - Food Processor




These are a melt in your mouth variety - really simple to make and rarely make it to Christmas. The cornstarch is the trick to making shortbread soft and melt in your mouth.




1 cup butter (2 sticks) cut in chunks


1/2 cup icing sugar


1/2 cup cornstarch


1 1/2 cup all purpose flour


1/2 tsp. vanilla




Steel Knife: Process butter with icing sugar until well creamed - about 1 minute. Add cornstarch, flour and vanilla. Process with on/off turns just until dough is well mixed and begins to gather together in a ball around the blade.




Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into small balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and flatten in a criss-cross pattern with the floured tines of a fork. Bake at 350 F about 12 - 15 minutes or until edges are slightly browned.




Note: The longer shortbread sits, the more flavourful it becomes so three weeks before Christmas is a good time.








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5 comments:

Dani Spies said...

Thanks for stopping by my site...these cookies sound yummy!!

Pete Moss said...

Are those holistic cookies?

giz said...

pete - they're definitely part of the whole universe

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