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My favorite treat was shortbread.

Just Butter, Sugar and Flour.

Could I make it with cornstarch or cornflour?

I'm not into gluten free baking yet so don't have xanthan gum or rice flour or sorghum or any of those things.

What do you bakers think?? Should I try it?

If it won't work, I will take any recipes you have for Shortbread. I loved the stuff and haven't had any in almost a year.

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Shortbread is one of my favourite things, too! Especially the really thick authentic stuff from Scotland. Mmmm....

I make mine with cornstarch and some brown or white rice flour and icing sugar and butter, of course. Have not tried corn flour but it may just work. A bit of either coconut flour or almond flour adds a nice flavour but they absorb more so don't use too much. The rice flour is actually good in shortbread as it makes it more tender. I like vanilla bean shortbread and lavender lemon - just add lemon zest and a few dried lavender flowers. I just took butter out to thaw for making shortbread tomorrow, actually! :)

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Shortbread is one of my favourite things, too! Especially the really thick authentic stuff from Scotland. Mmmm....

I make mine with cornstarch and some brown or white rice flour and icing sugar and butter, of course. Have not tried corn flour but it may just work. A bit of either coconut flour or almond flour adds a nice flavour but they absorb more so don't use too much. The rice flour is actually good in shortbread as it makes it more tender. I like vanilla bean shortbread and lavender lemon - just add lemon zest and a few dried lavender flowers. I just took butter out to thaw for making shortbread tomorrow, actually! :)

Oh my God Loves2Travel!!! I was hoping you would answer me! Now you really must give me your recipe, because that authentic Scottish Shortbread is what I want!!!

Thank you for the tips. I considered coconut flour...I have some but haven't used it.

I am happy!

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I literally just made shortbread cookies tonight, with Bob's Red Mill shortbread mix. It's actually really very good! I am not a big fan of some of his other mixes, but this was just right. Definitely check it out if you are missing shortbread cookies.

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This is such an easy recipe it is embarassing.

http://www.food.com/recipe/gluten-free-melt-in-your-mouth-shortbread-146414

I like my shortbread thick so press it into an 8" round pan and refrigerate for an hour before baking at 300. I score into wedges. I also use unsalted butter and sprinkle some fleur de sel on top.

Am looking for my other recipe - when I locate it I will post. This is also good as a cheeescake crust or break up into chunks to put into desserts such as trifle, ice cream, etc.

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