Monday, November 22, 2010

Change isn't Alway a Good Thing

There were a few emails asking for my shortbread cookie recipe so I'm sharing it here today. I know I said it came on the cornstarch box. We never had this recipe written down because it was always on the box. Then they changed the box. I called several people and had them check their cupboards for an old box. What relief when Joann had one in her kitchen. Then I wrote down the recipe. They don't even put cornstarch in a box now. It's in a plastic tub. But that's another whole issue. Here is a recipe that you need to write down, or copy and paste.
1/2 C corn starch
1/2 C icing sugar (powdered)
1 C flour
3/4 C butter
Sift dry ingredients. Mix in softened butter with a pastry cutter. Continue mixing with a spoon and do the final mix with your hands.
Roll into 1" balls, flatten with a floured fork on ungreased pan. Bake 300 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes (edges slightly golden)
Makes 3 dozen cookies
Cool on a rack and enjoy! For a more festive display you can add a little piece of green or red candied cherry on top before baking or drizzle with chocolate after they cool.
Store in a sealed tin.


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Thanks!! I'm off to buy some corn starch.

paulette said...

Change brought us the recipe!! Thanks so much- I love shortbread!! I will definitely try this recipe.

liz said...

Isn't that annoying. When you think you know where something is and you just can't find it. I am lazy with my recipes and now maybe I'll make some time to transcribe them into a folder.

Mimi said...

Well, now you are going to make me want to make these cookies. Sounds pretty easy.

Karen said...

I had the same thing happen with a recipe. A reminder that we should note a favorite recipe because it might not always been on the container.

Ann Champion said...

Thanks for posting this recipe! I made shortbread for the first time last year. It was so good and a nice break from all of the real sweet treats. I got my recipe from the internet. It used regular sugar. I'll bet this just melts in your mouth?

I LOVE the quilt from your last post too. It's so cozy looking..and the quilting is beautiful. :)

Jeannette said...

I wonder if we will be able to get any corn starch that is not from genetically modified seed? There is a the real change...not that I like the new Frankenfoods put into plastic either.
I will have to compare this recipe with the one that comes with the shortbread pans I have. I don't make them often, as they are a little too easy to eat.

I Quilt for Fun said...

Oh, funny. I found this recipe in my box and decided to make these today for the first time while I'm anxiously awaiting my son's arrival from Toronto. Couldn't remember which blog I got the recipe from -- all I remembered was that it was someone I trusted to give good instructions! So glad to see a pix of them and have a reason to use some of that cornstarch that I never use!

Have a great Thanksgiving and enjoy your family!


cottonreel said...

we always had these at chrismas in Cyprus . They added Pistachio nuts to the mix and dredged liberally with icing sugar