GG's Shortbread Cookies

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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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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
4 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter, softened

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1 cup cornstarch

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, divided

  • 1 egg

  • ¼ cup white sugar, or as needed

Directions

  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
8g Fat
17g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 141
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 56mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 1g
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 12mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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