Monday, March 28, 2011

Melt-in-your-mouth Shortbread

Just four ingredients yet these simple cookies have the most amazing flavor and texture. I made these cookies quite a few times for my Fairwinds adopted grandparents and they loved them!! The trick really is in the whipped butter. Whip, whip, whip, and you could probably whip it some more. When the butter is light and fluffy your cookies will be light and fluffy.

Melt - In - Your - Mouth Shortbread

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

2. Whip butter with an electric mixer until fluffy (whip lots). Stir in the confectioners' sugar, cornstarch, and flour. Beat on low for one minute, them on high for 3 to 4 minutes. Drop cookies by spoonfuls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Watch that the edges don't brown too much. Cool on wire racks.

Servings: 24

Cooking Times
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

God bless,


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