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Melt-in-Your-Mouth Shortbread



  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Whip butter with an electric mixer until fluffy. Stir in the confectioners' sugar, cornstarch and flour. Beat on low for 1 minute, then on high for 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Drop cookies by spoonsful 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookies sheet.
  4. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, watching that the edges don't brown too much.
  5. Cool on wire racks.

Yields 2 dozen

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