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Melt in the Mouth Shortbread Cookies

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Melt in the Mouth Shortbread Cookies are so easy and the very best to fill your cookie tins.


  • 1 cup (240g) Salted Butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup (60g) icing sugar, sifted
  • 1½ cups (225g) all-purpose Flour
  • ½ cup (60g) Cornstarch/ Maziena
  • Optional ½ cup blanched almonds


  1. Preheat your oven to 150C and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl cream together the soft butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  3. Add in the sifted flour and cornstarch and mix until the dough just comes together.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a counter dusted with powdered sugar and gently roll the dough into a long two-by-two-inch log.
  5. Wrap the log of cookie dough in plastic wrap and allow it to firm up in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  6. Once the dough is firm slice the cookies into desired rounds.
  7. Place each round on your baking tray and bake for 15 minutes or until just golden.
  8. Allow cooling slightly before transferring to a cooling rack.
Melt in the Mouth Shortbread Cookies

Baker tip for these Melt in the Mouth Shortbread Cookies

I used 2 cups of cake flour and piped the dough on a baking tray. You can then dip it in chocolate, decorate it with cashew nuts, and add red glazed cherries in the center.

Prepared, tried, and tested Feriel Sonday

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7 thoughts on “Melt in the Mouth Shortbread Cookies”

  1. Do you have to use cake flour if you want to pipe them onto the cookie sheet? Or can you just pipe them using the original recipe ?

    • Morning Wendi.
      Thanks for reaching out.
      You can make this recipe as is or you can use ONLY cake flour in stead of 1½ cups (225g) all-purpose Flour and ½ cup (60g) Cornstarch/ Maziena. The baker said she only used cake flour but its up to you what you wish to use.
      Hope this will help. Please let me know how it turned out for you.


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