Traditional Shortbread Cookies
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 cup cornstarch
3 cups flour
1 pound (2 cups) butter at room temperature (no substitutes)
red and green glace cherries, as desired
Sift dry ingredients. Cut in butter, then knead until mixture holds together, mix in cherries. Divide dough into four balls. Roll each ball into a column on a lightly floured surface . Wrap each column in wax paper and chill until firm (about 1 hour). When firm, use a sharp knife to slice into cookies about 1/8 inch thick. Place cookies on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 325 for 15-20 minutes. Tip: Do not let the cookies get brown in oven as they tend to crumble. Recipe makes 6 dozen. Store in airtight container. They freeze well too.