Light-As-Air Whipped Shortbread Cookies

  • prep time15 min
  • total time 45 min
  • serves 36

Who can resist the taste of shortbread? No one, if they're tasting these cookies!

Courtesy of Alison Kent.

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Directions for: Light-As-Air Whipped Shortbread Cookies


1 cup (250 mL) unsalted butter, softened

½ cup (125 mL) icing sugar, sifted

¼ cup (60 mL) cornstarch

1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract

½ tsp (2 mL) salt

1 ½ cup (375 mL) all-purpose flour

coloured sprinkles (optional)


1. In large bowl with electric beaters, beat butter, sugar, cornstarch, vanilla and salt until fluffy; mix in flour just until combined. Cover bowl and refrigerate just until firm, about 20 minutes.

2. Roll by tablespoonfuls into balls; place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Using lightly floured tines of fork, press tops of cookies until flattened to ½-inch (1 cm). Top with sprinkles, if using.

3. Bake in preheated 300°F (150°C) oven until pale golden and just set, 14 to 16 minutes. Let cool on pans on racks for 10 minutes; transfer cookies to racks and let cool completely (store in airtight container for up to 2 weeks).

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