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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.

Ingredients

  • 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

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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