Uncle Bill's Whipped Shortbread Cookies

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These are very easy to make shortbread cookies. They are so good that they melt in your mouth, you hardly have to chew them. I have been making them for over 35 years.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a mixing bowl and using an electric mixer, combine butter, flour, icing sugar and vanilla extract; mix until mixture is a smooth consistency.
  • Prepare cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Spoon out dough onto parchment lined cookie sheets by teaspoonfuls or by tablespoons for larger cookies, spacing about 2 inches apart.
  • Cut maraschino cherries into quarters and place one piece in the middle of each cookie, alternating with red and green cherries.
  • Bake in preheated 350 F oven for 13 to 15 minutes or until bottom of cookies are lightly browned, DO NOT OVERBAKE.
  • Remove from oven and let cool on cookie sheet for about 5 minutes.
  • Transfer onto wire racks to finish cooling.
  • Store in a container with a lid and separate each layer with wax paper.
  • NOTE: If you wish to add some flavor to the cookies, add 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract or almond extract.
  • Use sprinkles, half an almond or half a cashew or chocolate to the top of the cookies before baking.
  • A thumbprint in the cookie, filled with your choice of jam is very tasty.
  • It has been suggested that the cookies be refrigerated for at least 1/2 hour before baking for a different texture.
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  1. jeannine61
    How can I print recipe
  2. Sandra E.
    Do you use salted or unsalted butter?
  3. David R.
    First attempt at Christmas cookies and have to say...complete success! My wife raved about them. My only tweak was changing the cooking temp to 275 for 30 minutes. Melt in your mouth goodness. Make sure your butter is nice and soft!! Thanks Uncle Bill!
    • Review photo by David R.
  4. Debroah S.
    Can these be frozen
  5. Anonymous
    I made this recipe for the first time last Christmas, and saved it because these cookies were perfect! I'm taking this time of self isolation to organize my recipes, and could have sworn this one used to call for half margarine and half butter. Am I going crazy, or getting this mixed up with another recipe? Did the recipe change? Thanks!
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