Benson’s Shortbread Cookies
*Due to a typographical error, the original posting states 2 cups of icing sugar, when in fact the correct amount is ½ a cup. Sincere apologies for the error.*
What says Christmas more than cookies. I remember there always being shortbread cookies. Oh no, I don’t have a recipe! Tried a couple that didn’t quite turn out like I wanted. While talking to my best friend, she said she had a recipe from an old box of Benson’s corn starch that her mom used to make. To this day, those cookies reminder her of her mom. Well Benson’s is no longer around, but their recipe brought a smile to a lot of young faces. This recipe is too good to go forgotten with the times.
- 1/2 cup of corn starch
- 1/2 cup of icing sugar (powdered sugar)
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup of softened butter
- Sift together flour, corn starch, and icing sugar
- With a wooden spoon, incorporate butter until a smooth dough forms
- Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes
- Preheat oven to 300
- Roll dough to 1/4 inch thick and use cookie cutters for fun shapes
- Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned
- Cool on wire rack
Nutrition Per Serving
- Calories 90
- Sugar 2.54 g
- Carbohydrates 8.9 g
- Protein 0.61 g
- Fiber 0.17 g
- Fat 5.8 g
As you see in the picture, I added sprinkles. I did that to the dough as I was mixing the dough. (they are not counted in the nutritional facts) I’m not great at decorating. The size of your cookie cutters will determine how many cookies you get. Mine are approximately 3 inches from top to bottom. They are low enough on carbs and sugar that even diabetics can indulge in a cookie or two. Have fun and make them as festive as you like and make this old recipe your own.
2 thoughts on “Benson’s Shortbread Cookies”
Unfortunately there is a serious mistake in the recipe as it is printed -kit says to use 2cups of icing sugar when the correct amount is 1/2 cup of icing sugar!! I made a double recipe and the result was terrible. Pls correct this error asap so more people don’t have the disaster that I did . Thank you for your attention.
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Thank you so much for catching this. I’m so sorry for the inconvenience. I’ve fixed this. Again thank you and sorry.