Whipped Shortbread Cookies


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!

Looking for more Christmas cookie recipes? Try these:

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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

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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

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.

Video

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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  • Gail at

    This is the second year I have made these Michael and I know now that they will be in the regular holiday rotation. They are a perfect Christmas cookie.

  • GAIL A ELLIOTT at

    After reading some comments, I decided to refrigerate them on trays for 20 minutes before putting in them in the oven. Had no problem they did not go flat. My husband said they are great tasting

  • Terri Hewitt at

    Absolutely delicious! So light and perfect.

  • Joyce at

    Followed recipe to the and turned out horrible. The dough ran together in one big pancake. A total waste of time and money. They were for a fundraiser for our Church. Do not make this recipe without a trail run. Now I get to start all over 😡

    Now do I not only have to clean this mess up, but I get to clean my oven and shop for something else to bake. Please think again before trying anything from this site.

    • Michael Wurm Jr. at

      Hi Joyce. I’m so sorry you had trouble with the recipe. I know that frustration. I’ve had several people make this without any issues. (They’ve shared pictures.) Even the folks that filmed the video for this post / recipe baked the cookies using the exact recipe and they turned out great. I feel confident in my recipe so I’m not sure what could have went wrong.

      xo Michael

  • Susan at

    Can these be rolled and cutout?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I’m not sure. I haven’t tried that.

      xo Michael

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