Whipped shortbread cookies are light as air with a delicious buttery flavor. They melt in your mouth because they're so soft, and only require a few simple ingredients.
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Whipped Shortbread Cookies

Whipped shortbread cookies are light as air with a delicious buttery flavor. They melt in your mouth because they're so soft, and only require a few simple ingredients.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas Cookies, Shortbread, Whipped Shortbread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Author Fiona Dowling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 300F degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper or baking mats. 
  • In a large bowl beat the butter and powdered sugar until very fluffy and aerated (at least 5 minutes.
  • Mix in the flour, cornstarch, salt and vanilla extract. 
  • Dust your hands with cornstarch, then form the dough into balls about 2 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon in size.
  • Place on the lined cookie sheets and press down the top of each cookie with the tines of a fork dipped in cornstarch (this prevents sticking). Add a few sprinkles to the top of each cookie.
  • Bake for 14-16 minutes, or until the tops look set.