Mum’s Whipped Shortbread are Christmas cookie perfection! Light and airy, they are a melt in your mouth shortbread treat!
Mum’s Whipped Shortbread is a well deserved re-post from last Christmas. I really wanted to bring it back to the front page to be sure that no one misses out on this delicious cookie! This recipe is a true family classic. My mum was always sure to make at least one batch every Christmas. These will absolutely melt in your mouth. Mum’s Whipped Shortbread is an old favourite that has been a part of the holiday cookie line-up in my home forever! Quite frankly, I’ve never had other’s shortbread cookies that were as good as my mum’s. So, you can see why I want to share this with everyone.
There are many of my mom’s recipes I want to share on FunEasyAmazingRecipes.com. Some are already on here but there are still a number left to post so be sure to stay tuned! Mum’s Whipped Shortbread is definitely one of my favourite of her recipes. I think that if she were still here today, she would agree that this is the easiest way to make shortbread.
- 1 Cup Butter, softened
- 1 1/2 Cups Flour
- 1/4 Cup Cornstarch
- 1/2 Cup Icing Sugar
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- Dash Salt
Preferably using a stand mixer with whisk attachment and on med-high speed, add in the butter and cream (about 3 min). Add in the rest of the ingredients and on low speed, mix all together. Turn up the speed to whip for about 8-10 minutes until the dough is lighter in colour and looks nice and fluffy. Evenly distribute dough onto a cookie sheet and add sprinkles or maraschino cherry piece to the top. Bake for about 8-10 minutes or until they are barely browned. They should really be basically white in colour.
This recipe can easily be doubled which is usually what I do as I find that they really get eaten up quickly!
Mum’s Whipped Shortbread really benefits from the use of a stand mixer, if you have one. It does require a bit of mixing time to achieve the melt in your mouth texture that makes these cookies so unique. The recipe will also work with a hand mixer, it is just a little more labour-intensive.
As you can see, these cookies can be made to look very festive for the holidays by adding some sprinkles or you can serve them plain and they will be a nice treat anytime of the year!