Scotch Cookies
family recipe

A Christmas favorite from our family. Store with sheets of wax paper between layers..


  • 1/2 lb. of butter (not margarine)
  • 5 tbsp. icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp. corn starch
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • pinch of salt

Cream butter, add icing sugar and cornstarch. Mix well, add salt, vanilla and flour. Mix well again. Roll and cut out with a cookie cutter.

Bake at 350oF until the edges turn brown, about 8 to 10 minutes.

This is the most important step: When cool, cover with icing and sprinkles. There's not a lot of sugar in these babies, so they desperately need icing. My mom goes all out with these things: she uses a Santa cookie cutter and has three different colour of icing to make it really look like Santa. Since I don't have as much time as my mom, I just use a Christmas tree cookie cutter and put green icing and red sprinkles on. You could even make them like gingerbread men (for those of you who don't like gingerbread).

Make sure to wait until they're cool to ice them, though!

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Last modified: Tue Oct 19 22:41:11 PDT 2004