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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!
30 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • In large bowl, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  • Combine the flour, cornstarch and salt; gradually add to creamed
  • mixture and mix well. Roll dough into a 15-in. x 2-in. x 1-in.
  • rectangle; chill.
  • Cut into 1/4-in. slices; place on ungreased baking sheets. Prick with
  • a fork. Bake at 325° for 15-18 minutes. Don't overbake, cookies
  • will not brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 5 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 113 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 41 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.