Cathy's Whipped Shortbread Cookies

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is an old family recipe. My Great aunt used to just drop them from a spoon onto a cookie sheet. I use my cookie gun and get about 120 cookies. They are an excellent-melt-in-your-mouth cookie. I decorate them with cherries and icing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter until light and fluffy, then add icing sugar and cornstarch. Mix and whip until light and creamy.
  2. Then add vanilla and flour (a bit at a time) and whip again until light and creamy.
  3. Drop from a spoon or use a cookie gun to make shapes on a pan.
  4. Bake in a 325°F oven for 20-25 minutes, depending on size of cookie (just until set and starting to turn pale golden).


Most Helpful

I love the taste. It does melt in your mouth. I did find it too starchy and the texture too much like cornstarch. Maybe it was my sugar?

msnamjoo March 27, 2008

Thank you Chef burnt toast for a perfect butter cookie that works in a cookie press!!!! I have hunted all over for a delicate, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth cookie like the ones you buy in tins and this is THE one. I made these today and in about 1 hour from start to finish had beautiful, buttery delicious cookies. My cookies only took about 12 or so minutes to bake with 2 sheets, rotating from top to bottom shelves halfway through baking. This will be my only butter cookie recipe from now on. I am so glad that I looked a bit harder this year and found your wonderful recipe. 5 stars is not enough, in my opinion.

Spokanite December 28, 2007

Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing - easy & quick to make - used my cookie press with fantastic results :-)

mistysmail_2000 December 26, 2006

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