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I live in Missouri, but many of my "family tradition" recipes come from New Zealand. My parents moved there when I was 1, and that's when I grew up, so some have a "Down Under" heritage. These special-occasion cookies bring back warm memories of my childhood, and I'm going to make sure they're passed on to the next generation in my matter where they live!
60 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • In large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  • Combine flour, cornstarch and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture
  • and mix well. Roll dough into a 15x2x1-in. rectangle; chill.
  • Preheat oven to 325°. Cut into 1/4-in. slices; place 2 in. apart
  • on ungreased baking sheets. Prick with a fork. Bake 10-12 minutes or
  • until set. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 5 dozen.