Whipped Shortbread Recipe
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Whipped Shortbread Recipe

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This version of shortbread is fragile, not too sweet and melts in your mouth. Mostly I make it for the holidays, but I'll also prepare it year-round for wedding showers and ladies' teas. —Jane Ficiur, Bow Island, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. Bake: 20 min./batch
MAKES:102 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. Bake: 20 min./batch
MAKES: 102 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 81 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 55 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour and cornstarch, beating until well blended.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Originally published as Whipped Shortbread in Country Woman November/December 1992, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 81 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 55 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 11, 2014

"One of my new favorite holiday cookies. Simple and not super sweet. The whole family loved them and begged for more!"

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Reviewed Jan. 4, 2014

"They felt powdery but flavorful. I wish they would have been less dry"

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Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

"Yes I agreed awful didn't like the recipe"

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Reviewed Dec. 29, 2013

"Awful! A perfect waste of 3 pounds of butter. They were very dry (crumbled -- NOT melted -- like powder in our mouths) and had no flavor. I'm willing to bet there are better shortbread recipes out there. Can't believe these were contest winning."

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

"Yummy, my Mom used to make cookies like these. Thanks for the recipe Jane!"

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