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Shortbread

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 60 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins

Description

A rich, short pastry, delicious plain or baked in a decorative mold!


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Ingredients

  • 1 pound butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup corn starch
  • Pinch of salt (this would be my addition because I think even sweet favors are brightened by a hint of salt)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 (may heat mold during preheat)
  2. Melt butter
  3. Add sugar
  4. Add flour and corn starch, one cup at a time
  5. The mixture will be very crumbly
  6. Pat into two 8 inch molds (for a thick shortbread) or into one sheet pan (will be thinner)
  7. Bake for 40 minutes
  8. Reduce heat to 300 and bake 20 minutes longer

Notes

Freezes well!