all by her wee self.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees, and then combine:
2 c all purpose flour
3/4 c corn starch
1 c icing sugar
1 c softened butter
Mix all the ingredients together well, until it is a "dough-like" consistency... I am always amazed at the incredible silkiness of this dough-- it is so beautifully smooth, as a result of the cornstarch!
Roll the dough out on a cool, lightly-floured surface, to a 1/2 inch thickness. Cut out small circles, or long "finger" shapes. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, about two inches apart.
Bake in the middle of the oven for about 10 or 15 minutes... just until the cookies are slightly golden around the edges.
Remove from the oven, and while the cookies are still hot on the baking sheet, sprinkle the tops with granulated sugar. Allow to cool for 10 minutes or so, before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Best enjoyed with a cup of tea, and a wee girlie munching away
and drinking hot chocolate alongside you.