Whipped Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Light and fluffy shortbread with sprinkles, perfect for Christmas entertaining and holiday parties.

1 lb. soft unsalted butter (no substitutions)
1 cup cornstarch
1 cup icing sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
Festive sprinkles


Step 1: Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Step 2: Sift all dry ingredients. Place butter and dry ingredients in mixer, with a paddle attachment on low speed mix to smooth paste. Increase speed to high and whip for 10 minutes.

Step 3: Pipe or drop dough by spoonfuls onto parchment lined baking sheet, immediately top with festive sprinkles. Bake for 10 minutes or until very light golden in colour.

Step 4: Cool on wire racks and serve. Can be stored airtight for several days.


Virginia Macdonald