Cathy's Whipped Shortbread Cookies

"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."
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Ready In:
120 cookies




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

Questions & Replies

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  1. Carol
    I used salted butter and self rising flour. Should I have used all purpose flour and un salted butter?? Mine do taste a little salty


  1. Sharon S.
    this recipe DOES NOT make 120 cookies...not even close to that
  2. Carol
    These cookies are delicious! Thanks
  3. msnamjoo
    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?
  4. Spokanite
    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.
  5. mistysmail_2000
    Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing - easy & quick to make - used my cookie press with fantastic results :-)


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