- 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 blended.
- 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.
Reviews forWhipped Shortbread
"These cookies were very tasty. I added a little salt and 2 tsp of almond extract. Fun to make with grandchildren."
"Made these for cookie sale at church. I was a little nervous after reading some of the reviews, but I had committed money to make them so I gave it a go. I put the butter and sifted confectioners sugar in my Kitchen-Aid let them beat while I sifted the flour and corn starch together. I only use pure vanilla extract so that's all I used for flavoring. I gently added the flour mixture to the sugar mixture while blending on the lowest speed, I quit before I had used all of the flour mixture because they seems to be the right consistency. I gently folded in 1/2 cup of crushed walnuts and then rolled them into small balls, once I had the cookie sheet filled I flattened them with a fork and sprinkled them with the colored sprinkles. Taste buttery and rich."
"These are HORRIBLE!!!! Me entire family spit them out! Chalky, bland, but yes they fall apart and melt in your mouth. I read some reviews and since these were ease enough to make I stayed up half the nite baking. These were also for a cookie exchange the next day, so needless to say, I had to get up early go to the store and remake cookies from a tube. I will just buy my shortbread cookies in the store like I always have. DONT MAKE THESE!!"
"Best ever cookies! Bumped temperature to 325 for 18 minutes-Perfect! After I read multiple reviews I added 1 teaspoon each Orange and Vanilla Extract and 1/2 cup ground Pecans.....So yummy. If your cookies taste like flour you are not whipping them enough before baking, Oh and I added a half glazed cherry to each cookie and I always use powdered sugar to form shaped cookies-never add more flour; makes them tuff. I use parchment paper."
"These cookies are WONDERFUL and easy to make. I will make them again."
"Oh my word these cookies are so yummy! I read the reviews and tweaked the recipe a bit. Increased the conf sugar to 2c., decreased the cornstarch to 1/2 c., added 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1/2 tsp almond extracts. I also beat the batter very well until it was whipped! The cookies are so buttery and melt in your mouth. Definitely a keeper!"
"These are really bland tasting even with added vanilla. Keeping in mind there is no sugar in them at all, the only sweetness you get are from sprinkles or cherries, which isn't much. (And I'm a Type 2 Diabetic so use to little sweetness). Definitely will sprinkle with confectioner's sugar before serving. Also measured my rolled out balls to 1 inch and just barely got 10 dozen out of this recipe."
"I've learned a valuable lesson: ALWAYS look at the comments before trying a new recipe! I cut the recipe to make 1/3 the amount, and followed the directions as written. This is the absolute WORST cookie I have ever made! I've taken note of some of the other reviewers' tweaks, and am going to give them another shot. Please take this recipe down until you can post one that will produce an edible cookie. This was a total waste of ingredients, money and my time."
"Great recipe, melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness. It is very important to beat them a lot with a beater, thus the name "whipped shortbread". I made a third of the recipe and it yielded about 4 dozen spritz cookies. This is now my "go-to" recipe for shortbread."
"I halved the recipe as there is no way we could eat that many. Used salted butter and a teaspoon vanilla extract. Added walnuts and sea salt to half the batch. These are very good and light. Will probably make again."