Light & Fluffy Shortbead Cookies

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Carol

Another fantastic recipe I grew up with. These cookies are a nice change from the traditional shortbread cookies at Christmas and they're a lot easier to make. Always a hit with everyone I know

Top Review by A-lady

This recipe it a must have xmas cookie in my household. They never make it into the cookie jar around here. I sometimes add a candied cherry to the top. They are fragile cookies.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. Beat butter with mixer until light and fluffy.
  3. Sift dry ingredients together.
  4. Add dry ingredients to whipped butter a little at a time.
  5. Add vanilla last and beat well.
  6. Drop dough by teaspoonful onto parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake 30-40 minutes until just turning light golden brown.
  7. Cookies will be delicate.
  8. Pack or freeze carefully.
  9. For a different look add a candied cherry half to the center of each cookie before baking.

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