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Whipped Shortbread

Yields1 Serving

 1 cup butter, at room temperature
 1/2 cup icing sugar
 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract or paste (optional)
 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
 3/4 cup cornstarch
 pinch salt

Preheat the oven to 350F. With an electric mixer, beat the butter for a good minute or two, until light and pale. Add the icing sugar and vanilla and beat for another minute.


Add the flour, cornstarch and salt; beat just until you have a soft, smooth dough. Roll into 1-inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Press each down with a fork, the bowl of a spoon or a cookie stamp. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until set and pale golden on the bottom. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size Makes about 2 dozen cookies.