Grandma's Scottish Shortbread
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This light and buttery shortbread comes together with just five ingredients.
Recipe type: dessert
  • ½ lb butter (2 sticks) softened to room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon corn starch
  • ½ cup of confectioner's sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • granulated sugar for sprinkling on top
  1. Begin by setting out the butter to soften to room temperature.
  2. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  3. Sift together cornstarch, confectioner's sugar, and flour.
  4. Mix by hand with butter.
  5. Shape into circles or press into a jelly roll pan so dough is about ¼ to ½ inch thick.
  6. Sprinkle with granulated sugar.
  7. Bake at 300 degrees, for about 30 minutes, until golden brown.
  8. Enjoy!
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