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So "melt-in-your-mouth" that
you almost don't need to chew!

Seriously, the best recipe for shortbread ever!



  • 3 cups flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 lb butter


  1. Cream butter and add sugar. Work together thoroughly until creamy.
  2. Shift flour and cornstarch together in separate bowl.
  3. Add to butter and sugar mixture. Whip until fluffy and until mixture breaks.
  4. Drop by tablespoon or add a little more flour and knead until it can be rolled. You can either roll into a log and slice the cookies. Or roll flat and cut with cookie cutters. Put a few sprinkles on the top to give it colour.
  5. Bake until light brown.


Bake until barely brown on the edges. It will feel like it's slightly under-cooked when you transfer it to a cooling rack, almost too fragile to move. That means it's perfect! Just transfer gently!