Glazed and Sugared Shortbread

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“You can make these in any shape or use any colored sugar to suit the holiday.”
48 two inch cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In small bowl mix flour, cornstarch and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, cream the butter with an electric mixer until fluffy and light (about 3 minutes) on medium speed.
  4. Mix in the vanilla.
  5. Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture until just combined.
  6. On a floured surface, roll the dough to 1/4-inch thickness with floured rolling pin.
  7. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters and place on ungreased baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes until lightly browned around the edges.
  9. Let stand on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then transer to wire rack to cool.
  10. To make glaze: Stir water into the powdered sugar.
  11. Put in flat dish to make dipping easier.
  12. Dip top edge into glaze and then into the red sugar.
  13. (If it is too hard to dip, paint surface with small clean paint brush and then sprinkle with sugar).

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