Petticoat Tails Shortbread Recipe

Petticoat Tails shortbread is a delicious & yummy treat for the guests. Learn how to make/prepare Petticoat Tails Shortbread by following this easy recipe.
Petticoat Tails Shortbread Recipe
Preparation Time 20 Minutes
Cooking Time 20 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Veg.
Serves 5
  • ½ cup (1 stick) Unsalted Butter, softened
  • ¼ cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup All-purpose Flour
  • ½ cup Cornstarch
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • Confectioners' Sugar (to taste)
How to make Petticoat Tails Shortbread:
  • Take a large bowl and whisk butter and sugar in it, until the mixture becomes light and fluffy.
  • Take another bowl and sieve flour in it. Add the butter-sugar mixture to the flour, along with cornstarch and salt and mix gradually.
  • Keep on mixing, until the mixture is uniformly crumbly and can be pressed together to form a ball.
  • Now, place it at the center of the un-greased baking sheet and roll it out in a circle, making sure that it has 1/8-inch thickness.
  • Move on with the process by cutting a 3-inch round in the center. Now, cut the outer circle into 8 wedges, to form 'petticoat tails'.
  • Preheat the oven at 300 degrees F and bake the shortbread for 20 minutes, until it is firm to touch and becomes sandy white.
  • Remove it from the baking sheet,using a spatula and place it on the fire rack.
  • Sprinkle confectioners' sugar over it.
  • Serve by arranging wedges around the center round, on a serving plate.