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Melt-In-Your-Mouth Shortbread

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I have a go-to shortbread recipe, but I came across this one that claimed to “melt-in-your-mouth” and I decided to give it a try. You can never have too many shortbread recipes, right?? This was super easy to make and they  lived up to their claim – they did indeed melt-in-your-mouth. Don’t be deterred by the cornstarch in the recipe and give it a try!

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Shortbread

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 1/2 cups all-purpose

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Whip butter with an electric mixer until fluffy. Stir in confectioners’ sugar, cornstarch, and flour. Beat on low for one minute, then on high for 3 – 4 minutes. Drop cookies by rounded spoonfuls from a medium cookie scoop onto cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes in the oven. Make sure edges don’t brown too much. Cool slightly on cookie sheets before carefully removing to wire racks to cool completely.

I decided to drizzle my cookies with some chocolate. I melted 1 cup of chocolate chips with 2 tablespoons of butter and used a pastry bag to pipe the drizzle on top.


Author: Jenni

Dietitian by day and Midwest food blogger by night. Lover of whiskey, running, and all things food.

One thought on “Melt-In-Your-Mouth Shortbread

  1. Mmmm..This looks yummy! You can never go wrong with a good shortbread cookie recipe! Looks great..wish I had one right now! 🙂

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