Melt in Your Mouth Whipped Shortbread Cookies Recipe
Recipe type: Cookies
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Serves: 24
Light, airy, melt in your mouth cookies
  • 1 cup of unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • ½ cup of icing sugar
  • ¼ cup of cornstarch
  • ½ tsp of vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp of salt
  • 1½ cups of all purpose flour
  • Optional - coloured sugar, sprinkles or halved maraschino cherries
  1. Preheat oven to 300.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Using an electric mixer whip the butter, sugar, cornstarch and vanilla until creamy and fluffy.
  4. Add the flour and mix just until well combined.
  5. Either drop the cookie dough by the teaspoon or using a piping bag with a large open star tip or use a cookie press if you have one.
  6. If you prefer you can roll the dough into balls and gently flatten slightly with a fork.
  7. Top with sugar, sprinkles or a half a cherry in the centre.
  8. Bake for about 12-14 minutes or until the bottoms of the cookies just start to turn a bit golden brown.
  9. Let the cookies cool on the pan for 10 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.
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