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.
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!
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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!
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.)
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.
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.”
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.
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!
Looking for more Christmas cookie recipes? Try these:
- Christmas Pinwheel Cookies
- Cream Wafer Cookies
- Christmas Sprinkle Cookie Cups
- Cream Horn Cookies
- Peppermint Kiss Cookies
- Classic Gingerbread Cookies
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.
Tastes of the Season Christmas Cookie Recipes:
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Whipped Shortbread Cookie Recipe:
Whipped Shortbread Cookies
- 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter - softened
- 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract*
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup cornstarch
- sprinkles to decorate
- 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.