Whipped Shortbread Cookies

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If you’re looking for a light, shortbread cookie that almost melts in your mouth, these Whipped Shortbread Cookies are the winner! I’ve made them for the holidays, but they are delicious any time of the year.

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Whipped Shortbread Cookies:

It’s Christmas Cookie Day here on Inspired by Charm! I’m serving up these super easy and wonderfully delicious Whipped Shortbread Cookies. I’m also joined by my Tastes of the Season blogger friends who are sharing even more delicious holiday cookie inspiration. If you’re looking to try some new cookie recipes, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve linked everyone at the end of this post, so be sure to check them out before heading on your way.

As much as I love a fancy cookie recipe (which, by the way, I have lots of Christmas cookie recipes you can find HERE), sometimes I just want a quick and easy cookie recipe that looks festive and tastes delicious. These Whipped Shortbread Cookies are the answer!

Looking for more Christmas inspiration? This list is for you!

The Ultimate Christmas Idea and Recipe Resource List:

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Why? Let me tell you … you only need a few ingredients to make them, the dough comes together in minutes with no chilling time, and they are decorated in mere seconds with just a bit of sprinkles.

The resulting cookie is a light and airy shortbread that practically melts in your mouth. And, with colorful sprinkles, it’s the perfect festive addition to your holiday cookie tray.

Let’s whip up a few dozen!

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How to Make Whipped Shortbread Cookies:

Begin by preheating your oven to 300 degrees F.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy – I recommend using a stand mixer, but a hand mixer will work just fine. (I’ve shared ingredient amounts and instructions in the printable recipe card below.)

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Next, add in the salt and vanilla extract. Beat again to combine. You can also use almond extract here if you wish. Both are delicious!

Gradually add the flour and cornstarch and beat to combine.

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Take one tablespoon of dough and roll it into a ball with your hands. Place balls one inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Press lightly with a floured fork. Top with sprinkles or nonpareils. As you can see, I used a varieties of “sprinkles.”

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Bake for 18-20 minutes. Let cool on the pan for 3-5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Once cooled, you can pack and store them in an airtight container.

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It’s really that simple!

If you need a last-minute cookie recipe that everyone will love or just want to try something new this year, give these Whipped Shortbread Cookies a try!

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Want more Christmas cookie inspiration? Be sure to check out the delicious Christmas cookie confection collection below! My Tastes of the Season blogger friends brought their A game. There’s something for everyone!

If you want more of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes, I have a post dedicated to the ones I love the most. You can find that HERE.

Happy Baking!

Tastes of the Season Christmas Cookie Recipes:

Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies by Ella Claire & Co. | Whipped Shortbread Cookies by Inspired by Charm | Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Cookies by Anderson + Grant

 

Stamped Gingerbread Glaze Cookies by Handmade Farmhouse | Peppermint Sugar Cookies by Freutcake | M&M Christmas Cookies by I Heart Naptime

 

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Whipped Shortbread Cookie Recipe:

Whipped Shortbread Cookies


Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas, christmas cookie, cookie, dessert
Servings: 48 cookies
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
If you're looking for a light, shortbread cookie that almost melts in your mouth, these Whipped Shortbread Cookies are the winner! I've made them for the holidays, but they are delicious any time of the year.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter - softened
  • 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract*
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • sprinkles to decorate

Instructions

  • Begin by preheating your oven to 300 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. (I recommend using a stand mixer, but a hand mixer will work just fine.) Add in the salt and vanilla extract. Beat again to combine.
  • Gradually add the flour and cornstarch and beat to combine.
  • Take one tablespoon of dough and roll it into a ball with your hands. Place balls one inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Press lightly with a floured fork. Top with sprinkles or nonpareils.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes. Let cool on the pan for 3-5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • Once cooled, pack and store in an airtight container.

Notes

*I sometimes make these with almond extract too. They are equally delicious!

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 85kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 25mgPotassium: 7mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 177IUCalcium: 2mgIron: 1mg
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Comments

  • Leah Bergman at

    I really love shortbread and can’t wait to try these!

  • Sandy M. at

    These will be my first Christmas cookies my granddaughter and I will bake after Thanksgiving. Thank you Michael for all your delicious cookie recipes.

  • marie b at

    so yummy looking..nice addition to our cookie trays..happy holidays, marie from canada

  • Betty at

    Thanks for the recipe! Cookies look delish, but, may I ask where you found the cute red checked dish towel? Thank you!

  • Holly at

    Has anyone tried making these with other flavor extracts (ie: lemon, strawberry, etc)? If so, how did they turn out?

  • Crystal at

    Can this dough also be rolled out and then cut with cookie cutters to decorate with icing?

  • Diana at

    This looks like a wonderful starter cookie for my granddaughters we will try these soon I love shortbread and this looks like this would be a wonderful thing

  • Teri at

    Can you freeze these cookies after baking them

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I froze the ones I made, but haven’t thawed them yet. I assume so.

      xo Michael

  • Dan Oh at

    Will this do survive a cookie press?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I’m not sure if you can use this recipe with a cookie press.

      xo Michael

  • Matt at

    Not as good as described. Not sure if it’s the amount of cornstarch, but cookie does not melt in your mouth. More like a dry powder.

  • Sarah at

    These were delicious and really easy to make. Thank you so much for the recipe.

  • Mary Ann at

    I can’t wait to make these simple cookies, they sound delicious!

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