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Christmas Cookies: Whipped Shortbread

Whipped Shortbread

whipped shortbread

Whipped Shortbread is one of my childhood favourites, and it simply is not Christmas unless these are including on the cookie trays. I have it on good authority that Santa is also a huge fan of these cookies and we wouldn’t want to disappoint the big man! My Mom uses a recipe that calls for cornstarch, but I prefer this simpler recipe. These are soft, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

*HINT* You will need a stand mixer or hand mixer to make these. Mixing by hand won’t give you the correct texture and the cookies won’t turn out the same.


  • 1 cup cup salted butter
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • Candied cherries (optional)
  • Parchment paper for lining baking sheets


  • Preheat oven to 275˚
  • Cream together the butter and icing sugar, and slowly add in the flour. Whip (using your stand or hand mixer) for 5-6 minutes. This is the MOST important step.
  • Scoop onto baking pan (lined with parchment paper)
  • Add cherries onto top of cookies, if desired
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until set and bottoms are lightly golden
  • Let cool completely before putting in an air tight container for storage

I am not sure how long these Whipped Shortbread cookies will last because they never last longer than a week in my house. Store at room temperature in an air-tight container.

Andrea resides in Calgary, Alberta, and is the proud mom to five boys between the ages of 7-23. Running mainly on coffee and sarcasm, in her spare time she enjoys listening to Canadian Rock, watching Calgary Flames hockey, reading YA Dystopian novels, and binge watching Netflix.


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  1. Jennifer Ann Wilson

    Whipped shortbread are one of my absolute favourite Christmas cookies!

  2. Melinda

    This is a classic cookie that my family enjoys every Christmas!

  3. Thanks for sharing your awesome recipe for these whipped shortbread cookies. I love shortbread and will be making them soon.

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