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  • 1 lb butter
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 4 cups cake and pasty flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • pinch baking powder


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Step 1

Cream butter and sugar together. Add cornstarch and baking powder, mix well. Add flour one cup at a time, mixing well each time. Knead for 15 minutes. Roll out onto wax paper into 8 inch rounds approximately 1/2" thick. Make two rounds. Pinch outer edge and prick with a fork.

Preheat oven to 325 F. Bake for 40 minutes but check at 35 minutes. Should be golden brown around the edge. Mark with a knife while still hot and sprinkle with sugar.


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