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Made With Love: Maman's Family Secret Cookie Recipe

If there ever were a time to wake and bake (French chocolate chip shortbread cookies!), the time would be now. Below, find Maman's generations-old, traditional cookie recipe, passed down from Elisa's grandmother with plenty of love. Merci, Elisa!

Dig in (with a salad on the side).

grandma gracie's shortbreads


INGREDIENTS (disclaimer: so not vegan)

  • 1 cup of icing sugar
  • 1 lb of unsalted organic butter
  • 1/2 cup of corn starch (sifted)
  • 3 cups of organic, all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp of almond essence



    • Sift: flour and corn starch together in a large bowl.
    • Whip: butter with an electric mixer until very light + fluffy. Slowly add icing sugar and almond essence.
    • Gradually: add flour + corn starch mixture to butter (in 3 - 4 additions).
    • Blend: this into a creamed mixture.
    • Spatula in chocolate chips, and orange rind if so desired.
    • Drop a tsp of the mixture onto a cookie sheet.
    • Bake at 300 degrees F for 15 minutes. Let sit on an ungreased tray for 5 mins to cool. 
      1 Discussions on
      “Made With Love: Maman's Family Secret Cookie Recipe”
    • Laura says:

      Thank you for sharing! Making a half batch right now with my mom. We will be eating them after a hearty helping of broccoli rabe :)

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