Buttery Shortbread

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated November/December 2001

A quick, foolproof technique produces shortbread that is miles ahead of the packaged stuff.

SERVESMakes 16 wedges

TIME1½ hours, plus 3 hours cooling

Buttery Shortbread

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Our approachable shortbread recipe gives a few tweaks to the classic method, resulting in the ultimate version of the sandy, sweet, buttery cookie. We made our shortbread recipe more tender by adding rice flour or cornstarch to the mix. Our...

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