Yield: 48 cookies

Whipped Shortbread Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Whipped Shortbread Cookies have a tender crumb and amazing buttery flavor! These melt-in-your-mouth cookies are delicious, easy and perfect for any occasion.


  • 1 ¼ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Christmas sprinkles, optional


    1. Preheat oven to 300F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
    2. Using a stand mixer with paddle attachment, beat the softened butter with sugar and vanilla extract until light and fluffy (about 3-5 minutes). You may need to stop and scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
    3. Add in flour, cornstarch, and salt. Mix just until fully incorporated.
    4. Using a small 1 Tablespoon cookie scoop, place dough about 2-inches apart on the baking sheet.
    5. Dip a fork in flour and tap any excess off and press the cookies down about ⅓ of the way. Add sprinkles (if desired) and bake for 12-13 minutes.
    6. Allow cookies to cool for at least 15 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to a cooling rack.


  • Cornstarch is used in shortbread cookies for giving the cookies their soft, tender texture.
  • Dip fork in flour first. This helps keep the tines from sticking to the soft whipped shortbread dough.
  • Let cool on the baking sheet. Whipped shortbread cookies need to cool for at least 15 minutes on the warm baking sheet to set. Then you can transfer the cookies to a wire rack to let them finish cooling.
  • Storing. Keep cooled cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. Enjoy within 1 week for best taste.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 72Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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