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cornstarch: Cookie recipe and other uses?

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cornstarch: Cookie recipe and other uses?

type2runner | Aug 26, 2008 06:56 PM

I just made a lemon cookie that included a cup and a half of cornstarch. ( 2 cups of flour).
I understand the uses of cornstarch as a thickening agent, but what is the purpose of using that much cornstarch in a cookie recipe?

I understand using cornstarch v flour in gravy means fewer calories, and a clearer gravy.

What else, besides thickening, is cornstarch used for in with more than a couple of tablespoons?

The cookies tasted ok, very tender ( a pound of butter ) which is a problem if one wants to transport. The frosting with lemon juice really carried the cookie.

Thanks for your thoughts.

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