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Shortbread Cookies

By BrendaFlood

Delicious melt in your mouth cookies

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The Gourmandize Team

Shortbread Cookies. Discover our recipe.

Rate this recipe 4.1/5 (107 Votes)


  • 1 ½ cups softened butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 cup corn starch
  • ½ tsp salt



Step 1

Mix all ingredients together until creamy. You may add food colouring now if desired. Roll 1 tsp into a ball and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Press dough down with a fork. Decorate with candies or cherries if you wish.

Step 2

Bake @ 300F (200 in my oven) for 20 minutes or until done.

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  • Eggs
  • Confectioner's sugar
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Lemon zest


  1. Separate egg yolks and whites
  2. In a bowl, whisk egg whites
  3. Add confectioner's sugar
  4. Distribute on baking pan and flatten center lightly with a spoon
  5. Bake for 30 minutes at 250 degrees
  6. While that's baking, squeeze fresh lemon juice into a bowl
  7. Add egg yolks, sugar, and flour then whisk together
  8. Add butter and whisk again
  9. Take the merigues out of the oven once they're ready
  10. Spoon the filling into the center of the meringues
  11. Grate lemon rind and sprinkle the zest over the top of the pavlovas
  12. Serve!

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are you sure for shortbread cookies you use 1cup of cornstarch it seems like a lot

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