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Whipped Shortbread

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This Whipped Shortbread cookie is so light and fluffy, it melts in your mouth and is so easy to make! Perfect Christmas Cookie to add to your goodie tray!

This Whipped Shortbread cookie is so light and fluffy, it melts in your mouth and is so easy to make! Perfect Christmas Cookie to add to your goodie tray!

These super light whipped shortbread cookies are guaranteed to melt in your mouth! They are super easy to make with just a handful of ingredients and make more than enough to go around to all your Christmas parties! Even the kids can get in on this one, let them help with the mixing and putting the Christmas sprinkles on top.

If you have a shortbread recipe in your hands already, get rid of it! I promise you that this is THE ONE to keep! Everyone who tries this version loves it and asks for the recipe, it’s nice and light and goes just perfectly with a cup of tea! Mmm, okay I have convinced myself to go grab one to enjoy while I finish typing this for you guys!

Cooking time: 15-20 mins

Makes: Approx 4 dozen

Whipped Shortbread Cookies

These Whipped Shortbread Cookies are so light and fluffy, they melt in your mouth and are so easy to make! Perfect Cookie to add to your goodie tray.
Course Cookies, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine English, English-American
Keyword Whipped Shortbread Cookies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Dozen
Author Melissa


  • 1 pound of butter 2cups
  • 1 c icing sugar powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c corn starch
  • 3 c flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Christmas sprinkles/decorations for the top


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone mat
  • Cream butter until it is a nice whipped consistency
  • Sift together icing sugar, cornstarch, and flour
  • Add to butter with vanilla
  • Beat in mixer until consistency of a thick whipped cream
  • Drop by teaspoon onto cookie sheets and decorate with sprinkles or maraschino cherries
  • Bake for 15-20 mins until edges are lightly golden Oven temps vary! Please keep an eye, set your timer for 11 mins and check
  • Cool completely before moving from tray!


Whipped Shortbread Cookies


Looking for more Shortbread Cookie Recipes?

*Chocolate Orange Whipped Shortbread – an update to our classic cookie we shared above

*Shortbread Sticks  – BBC Food

*Chocolate Fudge with Shortbread Cookie Pieces – yep you read that right, we stepped it up for this one!

Now…gift ideas for that Creative Person on your list!

Adult Colouring Book (Have you seen these things!? They help to reduce stress and get your creative juices flowing, I personally have a few on my wish list this year!)

Enchanted Forest: An Inky Quest & Coloring Book
The Calm Coloring Book

Good colouring pencils (if you choose to go with the above suggestion you will need to get them some nice pencils to colour with! Go with vibrant colours!)

Crayola 24 Coloured Pencils
 STAEDTLER Triangular Coloured Pencil, 24 Pack (1270 C24A6)

Paint Brushes (are they into painting?! Why not get them some nice brushes they would never get themselves! This can be a real splurge…do your research to make sure you are getting what you pay for!)

HeroNeo® 12pcs Nylon Hair Paint Brush Set Artist Watercolor Acrylic Oil Painting Supplies
Santa Fe Art Supply Best Quality Artist Paintbrush Set. Acrylic Oil Watercolor & Face Paint. 15 (+1) Professional Paint Brushes In Travel Case. #1 Best Seller. Lifetime Guarantee.

Magazine subscription for their favourite hobby

A gift card for a “Social Paint Night”! (Haven’t heard of this before? Google it now, who knows you might buy a two pack and go along with them!)

Tomorrow I will give you some ideas for the kiddos! <3 Come back to see what you can bake up next!

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Thursday 1st of November 2018

I am going to add this into my holiday cookie baking list. this look so easy and delicious.

Marisa Franca

Thursday 1st of November 2018

What adorable looking cookies. The little shortbread treats would be great during the holidays. I love collecting cookie recipes and this is being added to my collection.


Thursday 1st of November 2018

Me too Marisa, we are cookie fanatics over here <3 my annual Christmas Baking frenzy is just a couple weeks away, be sure to check back!!!

Jyothi (Jo)

Thursday 1st of November 2018

Wow, this is definitely very unique and delicious shortbread. Perfect baking project for holiday season. Thanks for sharing this recipe


Thursday 1st of November 2018

Thanks so much Jo!! They are a favourite of everyone who tries them, perfectly whipped and melt in your mouth delish!