Desserts

Whipped Shortbread Cookies

Whipped Shortbread Cookies are a classic holiday cookie that are always a hit. They are easy to make, melt-in-your-mouth with every bite and are perfect for cookie exchanges. I love how light and buttery they are and prefer them over the traditional shortbread cookie.

Whipped Shortbread Cookies - These delightful holiday cookies will melt in your mouth. They are light, buttery and SO easy to make.

Whipped Shortbread Cookies

They don’t have a ton of weird ingredients either. It’s only butter, powdered sugar, salt, cornstarch and flour. Doesn’t sound like very much, right?

Whipped Shortbread Cookies - These delightful holiday cookies will melt in your mouth. They are light, buttery and SO easy to make.

This recipe makes a batch of 18 cookies. You can easily double or triple the recipe if you are baking for a cookie exchange or want to make extra to put in the freezer for Christmas.

I’d love to get back into holiday cookie exchanges again. I did it one year and ended up with so many delicious varieties of cookies. I had more cookies than I knew what to do with! I might ask a few friends this year if they would like to get one going. I’d make this Whipped Shortbread Cookie recipe.

Whipped Shortbread Cookies - These delightful holiday cookies will melt in your mouth. They are light, buttery and SO easy to make.

How to Make Whipped Shortbread Cookies

Grab a large bowl and add all your ingredients: butter, powdered sugar, salt, cornstarch and flour. Beat with an electric mixer until the mixture creams together.

It will be crumbly at first. Don’t panic. After you’ve mixed it for at least five minutes, it will come together and resemble a cookie dough.

Whipped Shortbread Cookies - These delightful holiday cookies will melt in your mouth. They are light, buttery and SO easy to make.

Drop by teaspoonfuls on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes in a 350F oven.

Remove the cookies and let them cool on a baking rack. Store in a covered, air-tight container.

Whipped Shortbread Cookies - These delightful holiday cookies will melt in your mouth. They are light, buttery and SO easy to make.

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Whipped Shortbread Cookies - These delightful holiday cookies will melt in your mouth. They are light, buttery and SO easy to make.

I’d love to hear about cookies you are baking up this holiday season! Do you make them for cookie exchanges or just to serve your friends and family?

For more cookie recipes, check out Fudge CookiesRice Krispie Cookies, Cream Cheese Cookies and Fiddle Diddles.

Whipped Shortbread Cookies - These delightful holiday cookies will melt in your mouth. They are light, buttery and SO easy to make.

Whipped Shortbread Cookies

Yield: 18
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
These delightful holiday cookies will melt in your mouth. They are light, buttery and SO easy to make.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Add butter, powdered sugar, salt, cornstarch and flour to a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until the mixture creams together.
  3. Drop by teaspoonfuls on to an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes.

Notes

You will need to beat the mixture for at least 5 minutes. It will be crumbly at first, but eventually will cream together.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 101 Total Fat: 10.2g Saturated Fat: 6.4g Unsaturated Fat: 3.4g Cholesterol: 27.1mg Sodium: 66mg Carbohydrates: 2.8g Sugar: 2.7g Protein: 0.1g

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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