Whipped Shortbread


Love these little shortbread cookie nuggets! Pop one in your mouth and it just melts. You cannot stop at one..I know, I've tried! I've been making them for a number of years for Christmas and they never disappoint.
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  1. Whip butter and icing sugar together until creamy.
  2. Slowly add in the flour, then turn your mixer to the whip setting.
  3. Whip mixture for 6 to7 minutes scraping sides occasionally. Longer length of whipping time results in lighter shortbread.
  4. Use a cookie press if you have one, or you can use a small cookie scoop or teaspoon and place cookie dough on parchment lined pans. You may decorate with sprinkles, coconut, or pieces of cherries. I prefer to leave them plain.
  5. Bake in a 275ยบ oven for 30 minutes.
  6. They freeze well.

32 comments:

  1. Hi Betty, do you use salted or unsalted butter? Thanks!

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  2. This is exactly what I've been looking for to make for this weekend. Thanks!

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  3. I guess these are next on my baking list later today. Thank you. How many does it make?

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    1. I make them quite small approx 1" in diameter and get approx 10 to 12 doz. It sounds like a lot but remember they are quite small so it isn't really that much and they do disappear fast:)

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  4. These sound amazing and simple. We have a lactose intolerant member of our family. Have you tried to make these with margarine?

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    1. Yes I have and it works, you just might not get the same pure taste as butter:)

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  5. Do you melt the butter first or just soften it? I have a potluck tomorrow and I think I'm going to try these. I love shortbread.

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    1. I just soften the butter enough so that it whips nicely. Don't melt it.

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  6. These sound amazing! Do they work with a hand mixer ? (I don't have the big paddle kind of mixer)

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    1. Yes you can use a hand held mixer.

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  7. I made today, but used the smallest cookie scoop I had so my yield was lower. I folded in two handfuls of holiday parells into the batter. They are lovely. I might have had more yield, but my husband kept snitching the batter since there were no eggs in it. Hahahaha!

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    1. why no vanilla or almond extract?

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    2. You could use a bit of flavoring if you wish but we like these plain.

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  8. Oh really? I have had the cookie press sitting on the counter all day. Sounds easy enough! I am going to bake these tonight.

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  9. That's the same recipe I use from years ago...and what a pretty bowl!!

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  10. I dont have the whip setting? Would it just be highest speed then?

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    1. I'm sure you could but it would change the flavor somewhat.

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    2. could you add salt if using unsalted butter and if so, how much would you recommend?

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    3. I would guess you could add 1/4 teaspoon salt.

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  12. How did you get them to look like that though?

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  13. I mean, it looks like you used an icing bag and tip!

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  14. I tried these and they turned out great! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  15. This looks easy enough. I might give them a try, too.
    Have a blessed weekend and a very Merry Christmas!

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  16. Could you use honey instead of sugar? Or coconut oil in place of butter? (Allergies in this family)

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    1. I'm sorry I can't answer that as I have not substituted any of these ingredients. If you try please let us know the results.

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  17. Is icing sugar the same as powdered sugar?

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