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Julie’s Shortbread Cookie Recipe

Posted by On 06-12-2021
Julie's Shortbread Cookie Recipe featuring a picture of Julia

Julie’s Shortbread Cookie Recipe

Total Time: 45 mins

Yield: Well, that depends on how much cookie dough you eat while making Julie’s Shortbread Cookies!

Did you know?

“Legend has it that shortbreads originated in Scotland in the 16th century. Shortbread is also known as the UK’s greatest biscuit.” Source-Wikipedia Shortbread

Ingredients for Julie’s Shortbread Cookie Recipe

Heat Oven 325 degrees

3/4 cups butter

1 cup flour

1/2 cup cornstarch

1/2 cup icing sugar

Glazed cherries, 1 per cookie

Warning from Julie. “To you would-be calorie counters, use butter. Do not substitute with margarine​​ as Christmas calories do not count!”


Julie’s Shortbread Cookie Recipe Instructions

Beat first four ingredients together until soft with an electric mixer.

With clean hands roll into small balls and place on cookie sheet.

Flatten slightly with floured fork and place a red or green glazed cherry on top.

Special Note: When beating flour mixture, it takes a while to form a soft ball.  Just keep beating the dough it will happen! 

Bake for 15-20 mins or until golden brown. 


While waiting for the Shortbread Cookies to bake, let’s read.


T’was the Night before Christmas, by Clement Moore

T’was the night before Christmas when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care

In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,

While visions of sugarplums danced in their heads.


And mamma in her kerchief, and I in my cap,

Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap,

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,

I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.


Away to the window I flew like a flash,

Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow

Gave the luster of mid-day to objects below,


When what to my wondering eyes should appear,

But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer,

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,

I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.


More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,

And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:

“Now, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and Vixen!

On, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen!”

‘To the top of the porch! To the top of the wall! Now dash away! Dahs away! Dash away all!”


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