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Whipped Shortbread Cookies

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These delicious little Whipped Shortbread Cookies are so light and buttery– a perfect treat with a mug of coffee or tea. Top the cookies with sprinkles for a festive touch and pack in a cookie tin to make a wonderful homemade gift.

Whipped Shortbread Cookies on a wood tray with milk

Whipped Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread cookies are a favorite cookie for their rich butter flavor and crisp texture. These Whipped Shortbread Cookies really take it to another level! Beating the butter and sugar together for several minutes lightens the dough and the addition of cornstarch gives the cookie the unique melt-in-your mouth taste.

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The Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make the Whipped Shortbread Cookies (the exact measurements and full recipe instructions are below in the printable recipe card):

  • Butter – salted butter adds just the right amount of salt to this recipe.
  • Powdered sugar
  • All-purpose flour
  • Cornstarch
  • Sprinkles

ingredients to make Whipped Shortbread Cookies

How to Make Whipped Shortbread Cookies

In a medium mixing bowl, use a hand-held electric mixer to beat the butter and powdered sugar for at least 4 minutes. The extended beating time really helps to lighten the cookie dough.

mixing butter and sugar together

Mix in the flour and cornstarch just until combined. Form the dough into a ball, wrap in plastic, and chill the dough for 2 hours in the refrigerator.

cookie dough ball in plastic

Preheat the oven to 300ºF. Cut the ball of dough into 8 pieces and roll each into a ball. With a fork dipped in cornstarch (to prevent the dough from sticking to the dough), press on the top of each cookie dough ball then top with sprinkles.

cookie dough balls on a cookie sheet

Place the cookies on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake the cookies at 300ºF for 18-19 minutes, just until the cookies are set and light golden brown on the bottom. Cool the cookies on the cookie sheet, then transfer to a wire cooling rack.

Whipped Shortbread Cookies in a bowl with a white cloth

The Best Sprinkles to Use

These cookies look wonderful with any sprinkles, but some do not hold up well to making for the 18-19 minutes. The best sprinkles we tried are nonpareils. You can use any colors to match the occasion or season.

Small Batch or Large

This recipe makes a small batch of 8 cookies. If you would like to double or triple the recipe, you’ll find an easy way to do this in the recipe card below, right above the ingredient list.

Whipped Shortbread Cookies stacked next to milk

How to Store Whipped Shortbread Cookies

Store the cookies in an airtight food storage container. They will keep at room temperature for up to three days.

Whipped Shortbread Cookies

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Whipped Shortbread Cookies

Whipped Shortbread Cookies

Published By Jill
These delicious little Whipped Shortbread Cookies are so light and buttery-- a perfect treat with a mug of coffee or tea. Top the cookies with sprinkles for a festive touch and pack in a cookie tin to make a wonderful homemade gift.
5 from 46 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Chill time 2 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 6 tablespoons butter softened
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

Instructions
 

  • In a medium mixing bowl, use a hand-held electric mixer to beat the butter and powdered sugar for at least 4 minutes.
  • Mix in the flour and cornstarch just until combined. Form the dough into a ball, wrap in plastic, and chill the dough for 2 hours in the refrigerator. 
  • Preheat the oven to 300F.
  • Cut the ball of dough into 8 pieces and roll each into a ball. With a fork dipped in cornstarch (to prevent the dough from sticking to the dough), press on the top of each cookie dough ball then top with sprinkles.
  • Place the cookies on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake the cookies at 300F for 18-19 minutes, just until the cookies are set and light golden brown on the bottom. Cool the cookies on the cookie sheet, then transfer to a wire cooling rack.
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No recipe unless I print it? No thank you ma’am. This isn’t a brand new cookie its something of a classic so I’ll just go somewhere else for it. Maybe one of my already printed cookbooks on the bookshelf. But thank you anyway.

Hi Pamela! You are not obligated to print anything. The recipe is in full view for you to follow and we give you the option to print the recipe only if you prefer. Thanks!

Dont know what your looking at Pamela, we all see it fine without printing.

I saw and read the whole recipie and then decided to print it. You must have missed something Pamela5 stars

Beautiful and Easy. Thank you…will make often. I added cinnamon sugar to a few, also chocolate sprinkles.5 stars

This is really good if you add chopped cashews or chopped pistachios. I made them at Christmas with the Pistachios and a little green food coloring.5 stars

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