Whipped Shortbread - Dinner With Julie

Whipped Shortbread


December 22, 2012

  • Makes: Makes about 2 dozen cookies.


1 cup butter, at room temperature

1/2 cup icing sugar

1/4 tsp. vanilla extract or paste (optional)

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup cornstarch

pinch salt


1Preheat the oven to 350F. With an electric mixer, beat the butter for a good minute or two, until light and pale. Add the icing sugar and vanilla and beat for another minute.

2Add the flour, cornstarch and salt; beat just until you have a soft, smooth dough. Roll into 1-inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Press each down with a fork, the bowl of a spoon or a cookie stamp. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until set and pale golden on the bottom. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.