Whipped Shortbread- A Canadian Classic!
Last year, my mother in-law introduced me to the wonderful world of Whipped Shortbread and OH MY GOSH. It is incredible.
Whipped shortbread is super light, airy and melts right in your mouth, you don’t even have to chew it! I am being totally serious.
Some Tips and Tricks to Perfect Whipped Shortbread
My mother in-law loves to bake. When she showed me how to make whipped shortbread, she gave me a few of her professional secrets.
- Make sure to beat the butter and powdered sugar on high speed for 10 minutes. This will create a light and airy cookie.
- Make them bite-sized! That way you can just pop one in your mouth and let the magic happy. Smaller cookies equals more love for more people!
- When rolling the dough, dust your hands with cornstarch to prevent sticking.
- You want the shortbread to cook slow and low. We are talking 300 degrees for 15 minutes folks. If you cook at a temperature that is too high, it will burn the edges (since it is pretty much all butter!)
- Adding sprinkles makes for a nice festive look.
I just whipped up another batch of these little beauties to share with my neighbors. Make someone smile with my Whipped Shortbread this holiday season!
Need some more holiday cookie ideas?
- 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Holiday sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper
- In a large mixing bowl, beat powdered sugar and butter on high speed for 10 minutes (this will make the cookies light and airy)
- In another bowl, sift flour, cornstarch and salt together (sifting also allows the dough to become lighter in baking process)
- Slowly add the dry ingredients to the whipped butter and mix until well-combined
- Dust hands with cornstarch (this prevents dough from sticking)
- Roll the dough into tiny balls (I like my whipped shortbread to be bite sized, so only about an inch in diameter)
- Dip fork tines in cornstarch and press gently on top of each dough ball to flatten slightly and to create a nice pattern
- Bake for 15 minutes
- Immediately add sprinkles once they come out of the oven (you may need to gently press the sprinkles in the cookie)
- Save some for Santa!
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