Whipped Shortbread Cookies

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Shortbread Cookies

I have a couple of shortbread cookie recipes, like this cranberry shortbread cookies recipe and chocolate shortbread cookies in the blog already but I can never feel “that’s enough” when it comes to shortbread because I love the texture and the mild sweetness that goes along with it.

free Whipped Shortbread Cookies

Also, the fact that it’s one of the easiest recipes to bake especially in huge batches and when you are pressed for time is an added bonus.

Whipped Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread cookie recipes are one of the recipes that are perfect to start for beginners. All you need is some butter, flour, and powdered sugar and you are good to go.

Shortbread Cookies

With the pandemic and all this year has been a crazy one and it feels like Thanksgiving and Christmas is already around the corner.

Whipped Shortbread Cookies

This whipped shortbread cookie recipe is a nice addition to have in your collection especially during the holidays when you want to bake something quick and yet festive.

Cookies Whipped (Eggless)

I made some mild changes to the original recipes above and made these amazingly light, delicate, and colorful whipped shortbread cookies and doubled the recipe as well.

How To Make Whipped Shortbread Cookies?

Here are the step-by-step pictorial illustrations on how to make easy shortbread cookies.

Add Butter In A Large Bowl
1. Add Butter In A Large Bowl.
Cream The Butter
2. Cream The Butter.
Add The Sifted Icing Sugar To Butter
3. Add The Sifted Icing Sugar To Butter.
Beat Sugar And Butter Well Enough
4. Beat Sugar And Butter Well Enough.
Add Vanilla Extract And Mix Well
5. Add Vanilla Extract And Mix Well.
In A Sieve Add Flour And Cornstarch
6. In A Sieve Add Flour And Cornstarch.
Sieve It Directly Over Creamed Butter Mix
7. Sieve It Directly Over Creamed Butter Mix.
Mix It Into Dough And Refrigerate
8. Mix It Into Dough And Refrigerate.
Scoop Tablespoonsful Dough And Roll
9. Scoop Tablespoonsful Dough And Roll.
Flatten Cookie Dough With Fork
10. Flatten Cookie Dough With Fork.
Press Cherry On Top
11. Press Cherry On Top.
Bake In Oven 14 To 16 Mins
13. Bake In Oven 14 To 16 Mins.
Whipped Shortbread Cookies Are Ready
14. Whipped Shortbread Cookies Are Ready.

Whipped Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Prep TimeCook TimeMakes
1 Hr (including the chilling time)14 to 16 Mins48 Cookies
Whipped Shortbread Cookies Shortbread cookies are in season at any time of the year and not just during Christmas. Sprinkle some orange and black sugar on top and make it Halloween cookies or red, pink, and white sugar and make it Valentine’s Day special.
  • 2 cups unsalted butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 300F/150C. Line baking sheet/s with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl add the butter and beat it until light and creamy.
  3. To the creamed butter add the powdered sugar and beat well. Then add the vanilla extract and cream it again.
  4. Now add the sifted all-purpose flour and cornstarch into the creamed butter and sugar mixture and mix well. If you feel that the cookie dough has a sticky texture, cover the bowl or transfer the dough to an air-tight container and chill it in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  5. Use a tablespoon to scoop out the dough and roll it in your palms (dusted with some cornstarch, if necessary so that it won’t stick in your hands) and place it on the prepared baking sheet at least 2 inches apart.
  6. Dip the tines of a fork in cornstarch and press the rolled cookie dough to flatten slightly.
  7. Add sprinkles on top of the cookies or pressed half a candied cherry in the middle of each cookie and put it in the oven and bake for 14-16 minutes or until set.
  8. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and place it on a wire rack to cool completely before storing the cookies in an airtight container or packing it for family and friends.
  1. These whipped shortbread cookies were absolutely light and tender. The sweetness was perfect. The cherry on top was an amazing colorful touch and gave a festive mood.
My Notes:
  1. If the cookie dough is sticky and you still proceed to bake it you would end up having very flat cookies. So it’s recommended that you chill the dough for at least 30 minutes. Sometimes I even leave the dough in the fridge overnight and bake it the next day.
Nutrition Facts
Whipped Shortbread Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 77Servings 48
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.8g5%
Saturated Fat 2.7g13%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 12mg1%
Potassium 9mg0%
Total Carbohydrates 9.7g4%
Dietary Fiber 0.2g1%
Sugars 2.5g
Protein 0.8g
Vitamin D 0mcg0%
Calcium 1mg0%
Iron 0mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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