By special request, I'm sharing my Mother's Shortbread Cookie recipe. It's not too late to whip up a batch for your own enjoyment or to take along with you to a friend's home over the holidays, as a hostess gift.
Without any further ado, Merry Christmas from my kitchen to yours.
My Mother’s Shortbread Cookie Recipe(This recipe is okay to double)
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup icing sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
Cream the butter. Add the remaining ingredients slowly and beat on a high speed. (Tip: The more you beat it, the better the cookie!) The resulting batter will be very thick.
Form the dough into balls about 1 inch in diameter, or less, and place on a cookie sheet. Press the cookie flat with a cookie press or with your hand.
Bake at 300 degrees F for 15 - 20 minutes and set out to cool on a cooling rack.