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Whipped Shortbread

These melt in your mouth whipped shortbread cookies are incredibly easy to make, using a handful of ingredients you have on hand and they make a TON! 

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.

Christmas tin filled with whipped shortbread cookies.

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: Approximately 4 dozen

  • Butter
  • Icing sugar
  • Corn starch
  • Flour
  • Vanilla
Whipped Shortbread Cookies

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Yield: 4 Dozen

Whipped Shortbread Cookies

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.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


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


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone mat
  2. Cream butter until it is a nice whipped consistency
  3. Sift together icing sugar, cornstarch, and flour
  4. Add to butter with vanilla
  5. Beat in mixer until consistency of a thick whipped cream
  6. Drop by teaspoon onto cookie sheets and decorate with sprinkles or maraschino cherries
  7. 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
  8. Cool completely before moving from tray!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 111Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 61mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

*Please note that nutritional values are not always 100% accurate and are to be used as a guide.

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