I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread Cookies that Grandma and Nana made every Christmas. 

 1/2 cup corn starch

 1/2 cup icing sugar
 1 cup flour
 1 cup butter
 Glazed cherries cut in half 

Makes 3-4 dozen cookies

Sift together dry ingredients. Blend in room temp butter with pastry knife until soft dough forms. See room temp butter post here if your butter is still cold 

Shape into 1 inch balls. Place on ungreased pan. You can use parchment paper for quicker clean-up, but it's not necessary with these. Press down with fork, add glazed cherries.
Bake at 300F  16 - 18 mins. 

Wouldn't be Christmas without them! I always double the recipe.

You could have a good movie playing in the background while you bake  : ) 

This was the original way we put the cherries on. Did it for years this way.

but this year I saw someone on Pinterest who put the cherries on their cookies like, well duh, a cherry!

And then of course you might have someone who doesn't like cherries.  That's OK.  Flatten the cookies, then dip in sprinkles.  Use a floured straw to press out a hole.  Blow the bit of dough out the end of the straw.  When they come out of the oven just press the straw in the hole again.  
Cute eh?  They look like mini sprinkle doughnuts.


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