I really only bake once a year—cookies to give away as gifts to friends for the holidays. As baking has never been my forté, I have narrowed down the one recipe that I’m able to follow.
It’s taken directly from the back of the Canada Cornstarch box. And folks, if I can do it— you can too!
I put my own stamp on these by using tiny cookie cutters. Basically, they are bite-sized morsels, so you can eat more of them at one sitting! My husband has about twenty at a time, and he likes them a little burnt. That’s why some are darker than others.
As a treat for Josee’s readers, I’m giving away two signed copies of my book, Fall into Winter for commenting on this post. Tell me your favorite cookie recipe, or provide a link to one, and perhaps I’ll try to expand my meager baking database for next season. Please provide your e-mail address in the comment. A random draw will be made by December 30th, and I will contact you directly.
Enjoy and hope your holiday season is joyous and delicious!
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 cup icing sugar
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- Sift together cornstarch, icing sugar and flour.
- With a wooden spoon, blend in butter until soft, smooth dough forms.
- Shape into 1″ balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with fork.
- Alternatively, roll dough to 1/4 inch thick and cut into shapes.
- Decorate with candied cherries, sprinkles or nuts as desired.
- Bake at 300°F for 15-20 minutes.