Shortbread Cookies With Cornstarch

Bundaratna.com - Shortbread cookies are a type of buttery, crumbly cookie that originated in Scotland. They are typically made with a combination of butter, sugar, flour, and cornstarch. The cornstarch helps to create a tender, melt-in-your-mouth texture. To make shortbread cookies with cornstarch, you will need the following ingredients:

Shortbread Cookies With Cornstarch
Shortbread Cookies With Cornstarch

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
To make the cookies, cream the butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mixing until well combined. Form the dough into a ball, wrap it in plastic wrap, and chill it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of about 1/4 inch. Use a cookie cutter to cut out the desired shapes, and transfer the cookies to the prepared baking sheet. Bake the cookies for 15-20 minutes, or until they are just starting to turn golden around the edges. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

These shortbread cookies will be tender, buttery, and slightly crumbly. The cornstarch gives them a delicate texture that melts in your mouth. You can enjoy them as is, or you can sprinkle them with additional confectioners' sugar before serving.