Shortbread Cookies that Grandma and Nana made every Christmas.
1/2 cup corn starch
1/2 cup icing sugar
1 cup flour
1 cup butter
Glazed cherries cut in half
Makes 3-4 dozen cookies
Sift together dry ingredients. Blend in room temp butter with pastry knife until soft dough forms. See room temp butter post here if your butter is still cold
Shape into 1 inch balls. Place on ungreased pan. You can use parchment paper for quicker clean-up, but it's not necessary with these. Press down with fork, add glazed cherries.
Bake at 300F 16 - 18 mins.
Wouldn't be Christmas without them! I always double the recipe.
You could have a good movie playing in the background while you bake : )
This was the original way we put the cherries on. Did it for years this way.
but this year I saw someone on Pinterest who put the cherries on their cookies like, well duh, a cherry!
And then of course you might have someone who doesn't like cherries. That's OK. Flatten the cookies, then dip in sprinkles. Use a floured straw to press out a hole. Blow the bit of dough out the end of the straw. When they come out of the oven just press the straw in the hole again.
Cute eh? They look like mini sprinkle doughnuts.
MERRY CHRISTMAS !
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