Whipped Shortbread Cookies - Days of Christmas Cookies “December 7 ”

This version of shortbread is fragile, not too sweet and melts in your mouth!


Prep: 35 min.     Bake: 20 min./batch


  • 3 cups butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups cornstarch
  • Nonpareils and/or halved candied cherries



In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light

and fluffy. Gradually add flour and cornstarch, beating until well



With hands lightly dusted with additional cornstarch, roll dough into

1-in. balls. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Press

lightly with a floured fork. Top with nonpareils or cherry halves.


Bake at 300° for 20-22 minutes or until bottoms are lightly

browned. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.


Yield: 16-18 dozen.

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