Whipped Shortbread is my latest post on FunEasyAmazingRecipes.com. It seemed like the perfect time to showcase this delicate cookie, just in time for the holidays! It is an old favourite that has been a part of the Christmas cookie line up in my home for many years. This recipe for Whipped Shortbread is part of a long line of recipes I want to showcase on F.E.A.R that were from my mom’s recipe collection. I think that if she were here today, she would agree with me when I say that this is the easiest way to make shortbread. However, it does require a lot of whipping to achieve that melt-in-your-mouth texture. It would be very handy if you have a stand mixer for this recipe as it won’t be so labour intensive. Let the stand mixer do all of the work! There are also creative ways to bake these cookies rather than just as drop cookies…..I have included some pictures to show the different variations you can use to form these cookies and for making them look more festive in case you don’t have Christmas dishware to do it for you! These Whipped Shortbread cookies are always a huge hit whenever I serve them. They are a unique take on shortbread that is sure to become part of your own Christmas tradition. You may have already noticed that the oven temperature is quite low. This is important to be sure to follow as these cookies take a bit of time to bake and if you try to increase the temperature to hurry things up, it’s not going to work out well. I know this because I have tried it! As an aside, you may have wondered what exactly F.E.A.R is…..well in case you haven’t noticed, it is an acronym for my website name FunEasyAmazingRecipes.com. I will use it here and there as it’s much shorter than typing out FunEasyAmazingRecipes.com all the time! Now, back to my delicious whipped shortbread cookie recipe! You are going to love it!
- 1 Cup Butter
- 1 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 1/2 Cup Icing Sugar
- 1/4 Cup Cornstarch
Preheat the oven to 300-325 depending on whether your oven is "hot" or not. Sift the flour, icing sugar and cornstarch together in a medium bowl. If you have a stand mixer, add the butter to the bowl of the mixer and use the whisk attachment. If you are using a hand mixer instead, then add the butter to a large mixing bowl, Cream the butter for 1 minute and then add the dry ingredients to the butter. Whip at high speed until the mixture has the consistency of whipped cream. Drop by the spoonful onto a cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes. Allow them to cool on a cookie rack for 10-15 minutes.