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Mom's Canadian Traditional Shortbread Recipe 2016

Mom's Traditional Shortbread Recipe: cherished by family and friends. Cut into perfect crisp butter perfection: mixing sugar with flour first is her secret.
Course Christmas Cookie
Cuisine Canadian
Author Valerie Lugonja


  • 2 cups of flour (remove 2 tablespoons to be replaced with the cornstarch)
  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 1 cup of unsalted butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • ½ cup of Berry sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 325ºF
  2. Combine sugar and flour mixture; mix well
  3. Work in butter; knead
  4. Divide into two equal portions; wrap in plastic and refrigerate
  5. Roll cool dough to ⅛ inch on pastry cloth using a rolling pin cloth cover
  6. Cut out shapes; transfer to tray and dock decoratively
  7. Bake 8-9 minutes, until lighty golden on bottom and white on top
  8. Cool on rack

Recipe Notes

Decorating the Shortbread:

Step by step instructions with images are provided in the above post