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GG's Shortbread Cookies

Rated as 3.8 out of 5 Stars

"My husband's grandma has been making these delicious cookies for as long as he can remember. They are a family favorite and by far the best shortbread any of us have ever tasted. They're loaded with butter, dipped in sugar, and baked to a crispy perfection."
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30 m servings 141
Original recipe yields 48 servings (4 dozen cookies)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Beat butter, 1 1/2 cup white sugar, and confectioners' sugar together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy; mix in cornstarch and 2 cups flour. Make a well in the center of the dough; add egg and mix well. Knead the remaining 1 cup flour into dough using your hands until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  3. Roll dough into walnut-sized balls. Pour 1/4 cup white sugar into a bowl; dip top of each ball in sugar. Arrange balls on a baking sheet. Slightly flatten each ball using the bottom of a drinking glass.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until edges of cookies are lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Cool in the pans for 5 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 141 calories; 7.9 17 1 24 56 Full nutrition

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Even the snobbiest of shortbread snobs loved these when I made them. The only changes I made were using 1/2 cup cornstarch instead of 1 cup, and 3 1/2 cups of flour instead of 3 cups. Also knock...

Looked good but had a weird aftertaste. My husband liked and that's all that mattered to me. I was making them for him. I added a Hershey's Kiss to top of each one.

It turned out more like a sugar cookie than a traditional shortbread. Paul Hollywood was unimpressed.

these were a big hit. Loved the ease of the recipe and the resulting smiles on my family faces when they ate them

great taste but the 350 oven did not seem hot enough. I cooked the second batch at 375 as the first batch was not cooked through even after 10 min. Have a thermometer in stove so it wasn't a pr...