Whipped Shortbread

"Fluffy, mouth watering, worth the calories. I have been cooking these cookies for about 9 years now. I bring them to christmas parties and yet to come home with any leftover. Need I say more. Hope those who try them enjoy them as much as my friends, family, and co-workers have."
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  • With and Electric mixer, beat butter & Icing sugar until it stands up like egg whites.
  • In a seperate medium bowl, combine flour and corn starch. Add slowly to butter and icing sugar mixture. (I find when your mixer starts to power out, then use a wooden spoon to take over, but please try to use the mixer as long as possible).
  • Drop from teaspoon onto cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Top cookies with jub-jubs, bar cherries, or anything really. My oldest son loves smarties on his. Imagination is up to you.
  • Bake at 300 for approx 30 minutes until bottom edges turn a light brown.
  • (Because all ovens vary please start checking them at about 20-25 minutes).

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  1. Tina and Dave
    Wonderful! There's still a batch in the oven and Dave & I have already started eating the first batch! Delicious, easy recipe. I used half flour and half ground rice to get a more traditional shortbread taste. This is a keeper for sure!
  2. Happy Mom
    Wowwy wow wow wow
  3. Leanne
    I made these this evening cause I had absurd amounts of butter in my freezer. I also wanted to try something other than my own shortbread,, these are now a new favorite and next year for sure will be added to my baking tray. I find that alot of whipped shortbread recipes you need a cookie press which I don't own, bhtese were easy to maek and absolutely fantastic, my boyfriend who hates shortbread even liked them(he won't even eat mine). Thanks for posting, definate keeper. Leanne
  4. BogeysMom
    Simple and delicate and wonderful. I added 1/4 t salt because the batter seemed a bit bland. The texture is incredibly tender. I made a thumbprint and filled them with an apple walnut rum conserve. Yum yum.
  5. Lauras Irish Eyes
    Thank you so very much for posting this recipe. It is "The Best"! My mother made these same shortbread cookies each and every year and everyone loved them. Often she would hide them in cookie tins lined with waxed paper in a cool cupboard. That way these mouthwatering cookies would be available for company,LOL My mom passed away in 2004 at the age of 90 and I don't know what happend to her many recipes. Thanks again for sharing. Fondly, Lor


I am a busy Mom of 2 boys (8yr & 5yr old). I love to bake. Love to be outside in the non-winter months. Unless of course we are in the mountains (Lake Louise is my favourite place). I am also new to the gardening world, but also really enjoying it.
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