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Recipe: My Mom’s Whipped Shortbread Cookies

Recipe: My Mom’s Whipped Shortbread Cookies

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It isn’t the Christmas season to me without shortbread cookies! They are just soooo yummy! Melt in your mouth and TOTALLY low calorie, right!? ;) So today I am sharing with you a recipe that I always make! I don’t know where it originated from, but I found it a few years ago in my Mom’s old hand written recipes, and have loved it and stuck to it since!


  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup of corn starch
  • 1lb of softened butter
  • 1 tsp of vanilla (clear vanilla if you have it)



  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. With an electric mixer or hand mixer, cream butter till smooth and soft
  3. Gradually add icing sugar, corn starch and then flour a little bit at a time.
  4. Add vanilla into batter.
  5. I like to use a cookie press (I have one from Pampered Chef that has different cookie shapes such as trees, snowflakes, wreaths), but you don’t have to. This recipe works well with the cookie press, so if you have one, fill it up as per directions on your press, and press the cookie dough onto the baking sheets.
  6. If you don’t have a cookie press, roll the dough into little balls (about an inch in diameter) and place on the cookie sheet approximately 1 inch apart. You can then flatten with a fork or the bottom of a glass.
  7.  Bake in the over 15-20 minutes or until lightly brown on the bottom.
  8. Remove from oven and let sit till warm. Transfer onto cooling rack or newspaper till cool.
  9. At this point they are delish as is, or you can add icing and decor to them as well!
  10. Enjoy!! :)

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  1. Tricia Wednesday - 28 / 11 / 2012 Reply
    These look delicious, I will be trying these this year!
    • Crystal Wednesday - 28 / 11 / 2012 Reply
      I hope you do, super yummy! Last year when we made them we flattened them versus using the cookie press, and then were able to decorate with icing and sprinkles too! I was always intimidated by shortbread, but this is easy! :)
  2. Jennifer Wednesday - 28 / 11 / 2012 Reply
    I made these last night and this morning. I have the same yummy recipe. I roll mine in balls and put cut up cherries on them. They look very festive. I use my Kitchen Aid stand mixer for this recipe, because the workout with the handheld is a little much!!!
    • Crystal Wednesday - 28 / 11 / 2012 Reply
      Fun! I always use my Kitchen Aid mixer too ;)

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