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Christmas Shortbread Cookies

Servings: 24 cookies
1/2 cup (125 mL) cornstarch
1/2 cup (125 mL) confectioners' sugar
1 cup (250 mL) unbleached all-purpose flour
3/4 cup (175 mL) butter, softened

Sift together cornstarch, confectioners' sugar and flour.

Thoroughly blend in butter. Work with hands until soft, smooth dough forms; shape into ball. Wrap in wax paper and refrigerate up to 30 minutes to make dough easier to handle.

Roll dough to 1/4inch (6 mm) thickness; cut into shapes. Place on cookie sheet; decorate.

Bake at 300°F (150°C) 15-20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool. Store in tightly covered container with wax paper between layers.

Makes about 24 cookies.

Source: DianasDesserts.com
Date: October 22, 2002