It just isn’t Christmas without shortbread cookies.
And if you live in Canada, chances are that your Mum’s recipe—maybe even your Grandma’s recipe—came from the back of the cornstarch box. As long as you had cornstarch in the cupboard, you had the recipe. And since you couldn’t make the cookies without the cornstarch…you get the picture. Sometimes it was cut out, saved and usually pasted into a notebook, and passed down through the generations. It became a Canadian classic and a Christmas tradition in many households. It remains the definitive shortbread cookie recipe because it is simply THE BEST.
But alas, the recipe is no longer on the box. In fact, there is no longer a box! The Fleischmann’s Canada Cornstarch now comes in a plastic container. Over the years since it was last printed, there have been frantic, and often futile, searches for the beloved recipe. Food bloggers have come to the rescue and Grandma’s Shortbread has continued to circulate via the Internet.
So for those who remember it, here is a shot of the box; and to those who have never seen it before; save it. Then go into your kitchen and make them.