This is Marie's recipe and Cory's favourite Christmas cookie.
1 lb butter
1 cup icing sugar
4 cups flour, less 8 tsp
8 tsp cornstarch
Cream butter until very light. Add icing sugar and cream well. Add remaining ingredients. Knead for 5 - 10 minutes until dough does not stick to counter top. Roll out and cut with cookie cutters or roll into small balls and squash with a floured fork.
Bake at 350F for 8 - 10 minutes for cut outs and 10 - 12 for the ball shapes.