Whipped Shortbread

Recipe by Luvfood
READY IN: 40mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    lb butter, softened (REAL butter,no substitutions on this!!)
  • 12
    cup cornstarch (1/4 cup more is optional, cookies will still melt in your mouth,less fragile if transporting)
  • 3
    cups flour
  • 1
    cup icing sugar (2 tbsp or 1/4 cup more is optional for a little or a lot more sweetness)
  • 12
    cup glace cherries, chopped fine
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter.
  • Add dry ingredients.
  • Whip for 10-12 minutes; batter will be shiny, and form peaks.
  • Fold in chopped glace cherries. Or garnish with a topping of your choice.
  • Optional- Chill dough overnight(you can keep for a few days in the fridge) before baking take out and leave at room temperature for 1 hour, whip it up again in the mixer for about 5 minutes. This option allows you to roll and shape the cookies. Still melt in your mouth!
  • Drop from a 1 tsp measure OR roll dough on to a cookie sheet based on the the option you chose. (I level the tsp to make uniform, tiny cookies. A very small cookie scoop or tiny melon scoop is handy for uniform cookies. Due to how soft and delicate this cookie is making it bigger is not recommended).
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 8-10 minutes, OR until bottom edges begin to brown. If they are smaller then watch the first batch to monitor the time required per batch.
  • Watch them carefully they can burn quickly.
  • When removed from the oven allow them to cool for about two minutes on the cookie sheet, carefully move them onto a cooling rack with a spatula.
  • Allow them to cool on the rack for 15 minutes or more. If they are NOT cool they will crumble more easily and won't set properly.
  • My taste tester's at home tell me they taste better when they are cool. If you are taking to a cookie exchange baking them one day before it allows the texture and taste to be perfect.
  • ***Avoid letting them cool longer than necessary on the cookie sheet or they might stick and break apart when you try to move them.
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