Grandma's Shortbread Cookies
20 mins (prep 5, cooking 15)
6 ingredients
25 servings
This is a recipe for an amazingly dense and rich yet delicate cookie. You can't eat just one. When I make them, they're gone in a sitting and guests, family members and friends love and look forward to these. I can easily eat 10 in a row. The delicate nature is due to the cornstarch which most recipes I've come across do not include. They taste great with coffee and hot cocoa. This recipe comes from the back of an old box of Benson's Cornstarch. I kept the empty box for years in the hopes of making them one day. I always double the recipe to make about 50 small cookies.

Categories:  hand-formed-cookies , quick , rolled-cookies , christmas , low-sodium , low-in... , time-to-make , holiday , 5-ingredients-or-less , <-30-mins , easy , cookie-and-brownie , dessert ,
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Serving Size (19.39 g)
Servings 25
Amount per Serving
Calories 97.25 Calories from Fat 52.29
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.81g 223.36%
Saturated Fat 3.65g 456.76%
Trans Fat 0.23g %
Cholesterol 15.26mg 127.17%
Sodium 1.21mg 1.26%
Total Carbohydrate 10.88g 90.64%
Dietary Fiber 0.16 g 15.8%
Sugars 4.65 g %
Protein 0.58g 29.17%
Vitamin A 177.48IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 2.55mg% Iron 0.25mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4