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  • Writer's pictureRosangela Atte

Nonna Rosina's Shortbread Cookies

Best, easiest, butteriest, shortbread cookie you'll ever try!

This is my grandmother's recipe. Her name is Rosina, and she is 95 years old! She still makes everything from scratch, has a Facebook profile and doesn't look a day over 70!

All her grandchildren and great ganchildren are addicted to these cookies! I swear! Make them, and you'll understand why!


๐ŸŽ„1 lb cold, unsalted butter(if using salted, omit salt)

๐ŸŽ„195 gr sifted icing sugar

๐ŸŽ„1 tbsp corn starch

๐ŸŽ„480 gr sifted AP flour

๐ŸŽ„1 tsp salt

๐ŸŽ„2 tsp vanilla


Add icing sugar and butter to stand up mixer and mix with a paddle attachment, until well combined. Add vanilla and salt and mix for a few seconds. Add flour until it forms a dough.

Make 1 inch round balls or weigh 15g of dough, and form into balls. I weighed it and the dough yielded almost 70 cookies, about 3 doz per cookie sheet. Flatten cookies slightly with a fork, refrigerate for 30 minutes, and bake at 325Fยฐ for 15-20 minutes, turning and switching the trays at the 10-minute mark. Make sure you don't overcook. They are supposed to be light with just a golden bottom. They will be soft in the middle, but once cooled, they will turn crispy.

Don't tell nonna I used a mixer, she still mixes them by hand, and swears that that's the secret! Sorry nonna, I'm too busy for that ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜†โค








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