On Line Cookbook

Irish Shortbread

Recipe Information
Rich Buttery Shortbread.

S. Chokel

Serves/Makes:8 Servings

  • 1-1/4 cups (300 ml) flour
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) corn starch
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) of sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) of butter
  • Put all ingredients into a big bowl.
  • Work it all with your hands and press into a firm ball.
  • Press it all into an 8-inch cake pan.
  • Mark it with a fork making long scratching indented marks.
  • Bake it at 325 degrees (175 C.) for 40 minutes until golden brown.
  • Cut into squares while still warm.
A long standing recipe from my grandmother who immigrated from Ireland as a girl with this recipe tucked away with her. Until close to her passing the recipe was only known and made with her head, heart, and hands.