Sunday, 19 December 2010

Margaret's Party Shortbread

This classic cookie  came   orginally from  an old  Mennonite cookbook. We  first  had them  when they were baked by my  son in law's Mother Marg. She baked  them every Christmas.  We renamed  these  light  melt in your mouth  cookies ; Marg's , after she died  much too young from cancer.
These cookies have become a tradition in the family  Sherry, Rosanne and I make them  every year.....

1/2 lb. butter
1/2 c. icing sugar
2 c. sifted flour- less 2 TBSP.
2 TBSP.cornstarch
Replace the 2 TB. flour with 2 TB.cornstarch.ream butter , add sugar gradually  and blend in flour/ cornstarch mixture. May  need a bit more flour if too sticky.
Roll into cylinders and  chill in fridge.
Cut into 1/3 inch  thick  slices. Place on  buttered cookie sheet. Preheat oven to 300.
Bake 15-20 minutes . Watch like a hawk.  Do not brown!
Almond Icing;
4 TBSP. soft butter
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
pinch of salt
1-2 TBSP milk
1 tsp. almond extract
Mix  all ingredients together. Ice cookies when cool and  decorate as one likes....


Rosanne said...

They are sooooo good!

Crafty Gardener said...

These sound delicious, I'll have to copy the recipe and make some. Thanks for sharing.


I love shortbread, though I've never found that favorite recipe yet.

Rosemary said...

Rosanne, Agree .
Crafty, hope you try them.
No reason, perhaps these might become your fav.