Whipped Shortbread Cookies

Jennifer MacKinnon


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.

★★★★★ 2 votes
about 50 cookies
20 Min
15 Min


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

How to Make Whipped Shortbread Cookies


  • 1Preheat oven at 350 degrees.
    Cream together butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth.
  • 2Add corn starch and one cup of four at a time, blend until batter is smooth.
  • 3Shape 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.
  • 4Bake 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.

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About Whipped Shortbread Cookies

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