Cornstarch in Sugar Cookies?

So in my quest for the perfect sugar cookie recipe I came across a few that called for the addition of cornstarch. In these recipes all baking powder was removed.  Have you guys ever heard/tried this? Some recipes added anywhere from 1 tbsp to 1 cup. Of course the flour ratio was adjusted to allow the new ingredient.

I did try one of them and ended up with a cookie which was more soft and chewy than my regular recipe. It had a better flavor as well. The final test will be how well it holds up to icing and handling. I'm keeping my fingers crossed! I'd love to know if anyone else has tried adding this.

Also this recipe held its shape really well, which is the mission that sent me back to the recipe drawing board to begin with.  *grin*

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