Tis the season for baking! Yes it's that time of the year, and it's beginging to smell a lot like christmas at our house.  Today my son Nathan and I are sharing one of our favourite holiday cookie receipes...short bread! We love it at our house...we've already made several batches and it's not even December yet!  

Nathan loves to cook and we had so much fun baking these cookies together. It's so easy to make and so delicious, feel free to try it and remeber calories don't count during the holiday season, so eat your heart out and be Merry! 

Short bread cookies are a classic christmas cookies and it's been a staple for us for many years.  I've made it many times over the years and it always comes out perfect! So grab an apron,  put your baking hat on and give it a try!  Don't forget  to let me know how it turns out.  If you're ready, let's get baking!


Hand mixer
Baking bowls
Rolling pin
Cookie cutters
Measuring cup
Baking sheets
Patchman paper


3 cups flour

1 cup corn starch
1cup icing sugar
1 LB butter (salted or unsalted, whichever one you prefer)
Christmas sprinkles
Whipped White Frosting (1 container was more than enough)

You're more than welcome to make double batch to save time because they do freeze well. Just let them cool down and freeze them in an airtight container. Take them out of the freezer when you're ready, allow them to thaw by placing them on a baking sheet and putting it the fridge.


I prefer to get all ingredients ready before I start the process. So I measured and sifted all my dry ingriedents (couple of times) to help save time. 

Pre-heat oven to 350 (177 Celsius)
    Start by beating butter with a hand mixer until it's a creamy, fluffy consistency.
      Add in your sifted dry ingredients one at a time and slowly until its well mixed.
        Slightly flour the surface to knead and roll the cookie dough to a thickness you prefer (not too thick and not to thin, in between is ideal).

              Start cutting with cookie cutters. (I used Christmas theme cutters). Place them on a baking sheets and bake it in the oven for 10-15 minutes. Please pay close attention because it can and does burn easily.

                Once the timer goes off, Take it out, let it cool down for about 15 minutes or so, before you start decorating. You can leave it plain if you prefer. In the spirite of the holidays season, Nathan and I  opted to decorate them with Christmas sprinkles and left just a few plain.  And that's it! All done, set it out for your family to enjoy, while you clean up the mess in the kitchen, lol.

                The cookies go really well  enjoy my cookies with a cold milk, but egg nog is another great option. Yum!  

                Afehyia pa and S.M.I.L.E!

                S - See
                M- Miracles
                I- In
                L- Life
                E - Everyday


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