Day 3 of LJB Cookie Week…Cornstarch Cookies

So, the name may not reach out and grab you, but these cookies are incredibly buttery, melt in your mouth, fantastic! These are a great cookie to mix and match if you are doing a holiday plate of baked goods.They are a “mini” cookie and so a batch can make around 100 cookies! Talk about efficient! Make it a family affair and let the kiddos help you “decorate” the cookies.

Cornstarch Cookies

  • 1 pound (4 sticks) butter
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Sift flour and set aside. Cream butter in a mixer. (about 4 minutes) Then add the remaining ingredients one by one until well combined. When mixture is combined, put on a floured surface and knead for a couple of minutes. Then roll out dough about 1/4″ thick. Use a round cookie cutter (about 1″) and cut into circles. Bake for 10 minutes.

This is what the cookies look like fresh out of the oven. If they are brown at all, you have burned them!


  • 1 stick butter
  • 4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk

Cream butter in mixer. (about 4 minutes) Add 2 cups of the sugar, vanilla, and half of the milk. Mix well until powdered sugar is incorporated. Then add the remaining powdered sugar one cup at a time and adding milk until desired consistency is reached.

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14 thoughts on “Day 3 of LJB Cookie Week…Cornstarch Cookies

    • I made the frosting a wee bit more runny than I would for a sugar cookie. So if you let them sit out there will be a shell of hardness but it is soft once you bite in.

  1. Hi Emily! I bookmarked your excited to keep up with your baking adventures. I might have to use this post as inspiration for holiday baking. 🙂

  2. This is an awesome cookie recipe, so delicate and full of flavor. A perfect cookie for holiday entertaining. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  4. this almost sounds like the Cheryl&Co. cookie that I have been looking for…winner winner chicken dinner!

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