Whipped Shortbread Cookies

Jennifer MacKinnon

By
@Jenn61

Whipped shortbread cookies are a Canadian Christmas tradition and a family classic that my grandmother gave to my mother who gave it to us (my sister and I). I remember my mother making these every year when I was growing up and It isn't Christmas in our family until we have these. Super simple and oh so tasty but they are a little crumbly so don't travel super well but they freeze well. Either way it never seems to matter in our family. I easily end up make two to three batches of them every year.


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Serves:

about 50 cookies

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 lb
butter, softened
1 c
icing suger
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/3 c
corn starch
3 c
flour
colored sugar sprinkles

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven at 350 degrees.
Cream together butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth.
2
Add corn starch and one cup of four at a time, blend until batter is smooth.
3
Shape cookie dough into small uniform balls, around 1 inch or so. Place on baking sheet about 11/2 inches apart. Gently flatten with thumb or back of a fork. Sprinkle tops with decorative coloured sprinkles.
4
Bake for 15 minutes or until edges of cookies are beginning to turn golden brown. Cool on rack 5 minutes before removing cookies from the baking sheet.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Canadian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids