Uncle Doug’s Shortbread

My Uncle made the best shortbread in the UNIVERSE.

I apologize to everyone that has ever given me shortbread;
Yours was scrumptious….

But Uncle Doug’s is/was the BEST.

He passed away a couple of years ago, but I’ve had his recipe for years.

I just liked it better when he made it.

Now it’s my turn to carry the torch and make the cookies that we so look forward to each Christmas – 

which will now and forever be named:

Uncle Doug’s Shortbread.

You will need:

  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup butter

Preheat oven to 275 degrees (farenheit)

Sift all dry ingredients together.

Cream in butter.

  Roll into balls and then flatten with a fork.
(I dip the fork in icing sugar before flattening)

Refrigerate dough balls until thoroughly chilled.

Bake for approximately 20 – 25 minutes, or until edges are slightly browned.

Makes ~2 dozen cookies.

Try them out and tell me if I’m wrong.
If I’m right – that they are the best in the universe – send a Christmas prayer to my Uncle Doug.

Have a great one!

Linked to:

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2015-01-30T01:35:33-05:00December 12th, 2013|Uncategorised|2 Comments


  1. Anonymous December 17, 2013 at 1:38 am - Reply

    Is icing sugar confectioners sugar?

    • Shelly December 17, 2013 at 2:04 pm - Reply

      So glad you’re trying it!

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