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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 Dec. 19, 2014

"I have been baking for years, and have never had such a fantastic recipe to work with. It was awesome, the texture and taste were great! I made them into thumbprints (using a teaspoon instead of my thumb) and they were/are delicious! Thank you for the great recipes you make available!"

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Reviewed Dec. 15, 2014

"Question, when rolling into ball the dough is extremely sticky, they are flattening like a pancake in the oven, what am I doing wrong?"

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Reviewed Dec. 15, 2014

"I was very disappointed in these. I should have read all the reviews first. They have no flavor, dry and crumbly, only made 8 doz. I would look for a better recipe."

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Reviewed Dec. 14, 2014

"Make this every Christmas :)"

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Reviewed Dec. 13, 2014

"LOVE this recipe! I added vanilla to them - probably 2-3t - it made all the difference - the recipe made 8 dozen, not 16, but I am happy with the results!"

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