Simple Whipped Shortbread

Happy Wednesday, folks! Can you believe Christmas is next week?! It seems that the older I get, the faster the month of December flies by. Following on my blog post trend for this week: another cookie recipe! I wanted to share another one with you, seeing as how baking and wrapping have been taking up the majority of my time lately.

Whipped ShortbreadWhipped shortbread is actually pretty simple, and I vow to NEVER buy it again. Why? Because homemade is so much better! And the best part about THIS shortbread is that it’s so easy to make! It’s a nice, classic Christmas cookie that you can easily wrap up and give as a gift or bring along to a holiday party. I love the buttery, melt-in-your-mouth consistency and they go FANTASTIC with a hot cup of tea. Enjoy!

Whipped Shortbread


11-12 minutes


1 lb. soft margarine

3 cups flour

1 1/4 tsp. vanilla (optional)

1/2 cup cornstarch

1 cup icing sugar, sifted


1.) Preheat oven to 350’F.

2.) Cream margarine with electric beater.

3.) Add both cornstarch and icing sugar a little at a time.

4.) Add flour and continue beating until mixture has the appearance of whipped cream.

5.) Drop by tsp. onto ungreased cookie sheet.

6.) Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes until golden – but NOT brown. Bottoms should be lightly browned, however.

And there ya have it! Easy peasy for this Christmas cookie classic. You can always jazz them up a little by adding a couple red and green sprinkles to each spoonful of the batter before baking. Some recipes call for an addition of maraschino cherries on top as well – which can also be fun! Me, I like them plain and simple. Whew! Cookies are done…and now it’s on to all that wrapping 😉 .


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