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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.


  • 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.


*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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