1/2 C sugar
1 C cornstarch
2 C flour
pinch of salt
1/2 lb salted butter, room temperature
1 tbsp of sugar for sprinkling
1. In a mixing bowl combine sugar, cornstarch, flour and salt.
2. Cut butter into cubes and add to dry ingredients. Use your hands to incorporate butter until the mixture resembles the texture of sand (it won't look like a dough).
3. Press mixture firmly and evenly into a 8 x 8-inch baking dish. Use a fork to prick the dough about 1-inch apart over entire surface.
4. Bake at 325 degrees for 40 minutes, then turn down oven to 300 and bake for an additional 35 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with additional sugar. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.