Starfruit filled Brown-Sugar Shortbread Cookies

Earlier this year, I found one of my favorite treasures ever – a McCall’s Cookbook from 1963 (a first printing). Within it is the most basic cookie – a brown-sugar shortbread cookie – and that’s what I put together here with a starry twist! 

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I am someone who likes to make things up as I go in the kitchen, but I couldn’t pass up on such a foundational find.

McCalls Cookbook - red hardcover 1963

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It isn’t in the best shape, but I like to think that it once belonged to someone who loved being in the kitchen as much as I do.

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Note: You will need to refer to my recipe for Starfruit Jam for making these cookies. Make the dough first, and then the jam while the dough is refrigerated for a couple hours. You can also use this shortbread cookie recipe as pie crust – so good!

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Brown-Sugar Shortbread Cookies
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*this is a McCalls Cookbook recipe as noted in my blog post.
Servings
24 cookies
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings
24 cookies
Cook Time
15 minutes
Brown-Sugar Shortbread Cookies
Print Recipe
*this is a McCalls Cookbook recipe as noted in my blog post.
Servings
24 cookies
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings
24 cookies
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: cookies
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Stir in flour until smooth and well combined. Dough will be stiff.
  3. Cover and refrigerate dough for 2-3 hours. Make starfruit jam during this time.
  4. Preheat oven to 325 degrees (McCalls says 300).
  5. Cut cookies. Top each with about a tsp of Starfruit Jam. Sandwich with another cookie (I cut out a star in my topper cookies).
  6. Place cookies at least 1 inch apart and bake for 15 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool and sprinkle with confectioners sugar.
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12 thoughts on “Starfruit filled Brown-Sugar Shortbread Cookies

  1. Christina at Cali Darling

    This looks amazing. I love starfruit cookies but never tried to make it myself. I will have to try this. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Denay DeGuzman

    OMGosh! These cookies are so adorable. And I love how your photos give us an idea of the thickness of the rolled dough. This recipe inspires me to get into the kitchen and get baking. I can only imagine how wonderful your house smelled when these cookies came out of the oven! 🙂

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