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Whipped Shortbread Cookies


Whipped shortbread cookies are a melt-in-your-mouth treat that crumbles delicately with every bite. Here’s a simple recipe to make these delicious and buttery cookies:


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Maraschino cherries or chocolate chips for decoration (optional)


Step 1: Preheat the Oven:

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Step 2: Cream Butter and Sugar:

  1. In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. This may take a few minutes.

Step 3: Add Dry Ingredients:

  1. In a separate bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour, cornstarch, and salt.
  2. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mixing until well combined.

Step 4: Add Vanilla Extract:

  1. Stir in the vanilla extract until the dough is smooth.

Step 5: Whip the Dough:

  1. Using an electric mixer, beat the dough on medium to high speed for about 5-7 minutes until it becomes light and airy.

Step 6: Shape the Cookies:

  1. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving space between each cookie.
  2. Optionally, press a maraschino cherry half or place a chocolate chip on top of each cookie.

Step 7: Bake:

  1. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden.

Step 8: Cool:

  1. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • Handling the Dough: Be gentle with the dough; the goal is to create a light and delicate texture.
  • Decorations: You can press a fork into the tops of the cookies, or use a cookie press for different shapes. Get creative with decorations.
  • Storage: Store the cooled cookies in an airtight container to maintain their freshness.

These whipped shortbread cookies are perfect for holidays, tea time, or any occasion where you want to enjoy a classic, buttery treat. Their light and crumbly texture make them irresistible. Enjoy!