Classic shortbread, traditionally baked in shaped molds or in rounds cut into wedges, is made with three simple ingredients – butter, flour and sugar. This recipe expands on the basics and blends the flavors of cranberries and orange into a delicious shortbread cookie.
Cornstarch is a common ingredient found in many shortbread cookie recipes. It helps tenderize the cookies and give them a lovely texture. Some shortbread recipes call for confectioner’s sugar (powdered sugar) instead of granulated sugar for the same reason. Confectioner’s sugar is a combination of very fine granulated sugar and cornstarch blended together until light and airy.