Cookies Recipe | Easy Decorated Christmas Shortbread Cookies

Easy Decorated Christmas Shortbread Cookies

8 ounces very soft butter 2 sticks
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup cornstarch
2 cups powdered sugar
4 tablespoons half and half or milk, maybe more
1/4-1 teaspoon peppermint extract
blue paste food coloring I used Wilton Delphinium Blue

  • Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Place soft butter in a medium-size mixing bowl. Stir with a wooden spoon or sturdy spatula until nice and smooth. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Mix together by hand for about 30 seconds, until fluffy and well blended.
  • Sprinkle the flour and cornstarch evenly over the top. Stir until flour is incorporated and the dough is shaggy. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and press dough in a ball. Knead a few times until fairly smooth then form into a ball again and press with your hands into a flat disk.
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