The Best Simple Shortbread Cookies, the ultimate melt in your mouth cookie. Traditional or brown sugar. Your new Christmas Shortbread recipe.
These Melt in Your Mouth Shortbread Cookies are the shortbread cookies my mom has made for Christmas every year since I was a child. They literally melt in your mouth. You will LOVE them!
The first time I shared these shortbread cookies with you was back in December 2011. I’ve made them every year since and this time I thought I would take some new pictures and share them with you again. It’s my all-time favorite Christmas cookie recipe, followed closely by my mom’s nanaimo bar recipe.
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 cup butter, softened
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Whip butter with an electric mixer until fluffy. Stir in the confectioners’ sugar, cornstarch, and flour. Beat on low for one minute, then on high for 3 to 4 minutes. Drop cookies by spoonfuls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Watch that the edges don’t brown too much. Cool on wire racks.