The 5-Ingredient Shortbread Cookie Recipe You Must Make This Christmas

Five simple ingredients transform into tender and adorable whipped shortbread cookies.

When cookie season’s in full swing, sometimes the simplest recipe gets the biggest smiles, like these irresistible Whipped Shortbread cookies from Jane Ficiur of Bow Island in Alberta, Canada. These little gems come together with only five ingredients and are so tender they literally melt right in your mouth as soon as you pop one in. Their not-too-sweet flavor makes them a welcome change of pace to cookie platters everywhere. Trust us.

Deck yours out with merry red and green nonpareils, candied cherries or your favorite festive sprinkles. Jane says they’re a tradition to serve at Christmas time, but they’ve become so popular she just can’t help but make them for tea parties and wedding showers all year long.

This simple cookie recipe whips up more than eight dozen…making plenty to tote around from party to party while still leaving enough to nibble on yourself. Add it to the rest in our list of cookie-swap favorites, and you’re all set for a season of sweet snacking.

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Rachel Seis
As deputy editor for Taste of Home magazine, Rachel has her hand in everything you see from cover to cover, from writing and editing articles to taste-testing recipes to ensuring every issue is packed with fun and fabulous content. She'll roll up her sleeves to try any new recipe in the kitchen—from spicy Thai dishes (her favorite!) to classic Southern comfort food (OK...also her favorite). When she's not busy thinking of her next meal, Rachel can be found practicing yoga, going for a run, exploring National Parks and traveling to new-to-her cities across the country.