My Grandma Pat was famous in our family for many things. Around the holidays, she was famous for her shortbread cookies and her dark rich fruit cakes. As a child, I never cared much for the fruit cake (she soaked them in rum for a month!) but these cookies, yummy! Just a few ingredients and very simple to make.
Grandma Pat’s Shortbread Cookie Recipe
1/2 Cup Cornstarch
1/2 Cup Icing Sugar
1 Cup Flour
3/4 Cup Cold Butter
Maraschino Cherries/Icing/Decoration (optional)
Pre-heat oven to 300°. Sift dry ingredients together into a large mixing bowl. Cut butter in with knives or a pastry mixer. Use your clean hands to work into a smooth ball. Roll out on a lightly dusted surface to about 1/4″ thick, Cut into desired shapes and place on an ungreased cookie sheet (line with parchment if desired). Add Cherries if using. Bake at 300° for 15-20 minutes, until edges are light golden brown. Cool completely, decorate as desired and store in an air tight container. Makes aprox 2 dozen cookies.
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