Traditional Short Bread and The Mother’s birthday.


It is The Mother’s Birthday today and i was short of thoughts to make  something for Her . As time passed i  felt i should make something and this prompted me to do a search. All were Indian desserts and so i thought of baking as my kids too will love them. Then  i remembered the library book i had in my hand and the first recipe attracted me. Simple and easy. Only thing was i felt i could not make it into  rectangles . So i used a cookie cutter and hence the shape. Hence traditional short bread transforms to heart shapes.

Adapted from cookies by Melissa Lowe.


Butter –  250 g

Confectioner’s sugar -1 cup

Corn flour – 1 cup

APF – 1 Cup


Preheat oven to 300 F  and lightly butter a baking tray .

Cream butter  and confectioner’s sugar until light and fluffy .

Sift cornstarch and flour together.

Mix sifted ingredients into creamed mixture and knead well.

Roll out between two baking sheets of baking paper to 1/2 in (1 cm ) thickness . Cut into rectangle or using a cookie cutter cut into desired shape.

Bake for 30 minutes  or until pale golden.


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