Bear Paw Shortbread Cookies

Bear Paw Shortbread Cookies

It’s a twist on your typical shortbread cookie that your kids are sure to love!


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup (plus 3 tbsp) icing sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tps salt
  • 2 tps vanilla extract
  • Hershey Kisses (2 sizes)


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F
  2. Beat butter until light and fluffy
  3. Sift in icing sugar and beat again until fluffy
  4. Sift in cornstarch and blend in
  5. Sift in all purpose flour and salt
  6. Mix until dough comes together
  7. Mix in vanilla
  8. Be sure not to overmix
  9. Roll out onto floured counter to desired thickness
  10. Cut into circles with cookie cutter
  11. Place onto ungreased baking sheet
  12. Add Hershey Kisses (2 sizes) in the pattern of the bear paw
  13. Bake for 7-8 minutes (cooking times vary depending on ovens and the thickness you have made your cookies). Edges will be a light golden colour when ready