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.
Date: October 22, 2002