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Whipped Shortbread

Whipped Shortbread

Whipped Shortbread

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Whipped Shortbread
4.8 rating based on 12,345 ratings
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Course: Cookie Press CookiesDifficulty: Medium



Quick, easy and pretty…buttery and melt-in-your-mouth whipped shortbread. Perfect texture for working with your cookie press! You can achieve the look in the photo by piping out the cookies with a large piping bag. Decorate by adding food coloring, candied cherries, or sprinkles!


  • 1 pound butter

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • pinch salt

  • 1/2 cup cornstarch

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Cream together butter, icing sugar, vanilla and salt. Gradually add cornstarch and flour. Whip with an electric mixer until fluffy. Place into a cookie press and press out cookies on cool baking sheet (not pictured). Alternately, place in piping bag fitted with a large fluted tip and pipe onto a cool baking sheet (pictured). Decorate with candied cherries or dragées if desired (not pictured). Bake 12-15 minutes. Let cool for 2 minutes on baking sheet, then remove to wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.


  • Dress these up by pressing a half a candied cherry in the middle, or decorate with colored sugars or sprinkles.


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I've been making Spritz cookies since I baked with my German Mom over 50 years ago! When I switched to THIS recipe, my family began commenting on how good my Spritz cookies had become! Best I've ever tasted, and they melt in your mouth.
- Michael

These were just perfect I didn’t have to add any extra flour ,will be making these again so easy
- Val

The best cookies I make these every Christmas! I had to make it 3 times this year!
- A Baker

These are light and delicious. Every time I make these my family and friends are impressed. They have no idea how simple it is. I put a drop of raspberry preserves in the center before baking. Make a great cookie.
- Ron

Make these every year ,melt in your mouth goodness . Have shared this recipe many times ,works perfectly with my cookie press , people wait for their share at Christmas time ,perfect hostess gifts but no one shares with their guests .
- Ann Marie

We loved this recipe. It came together beautifully, worked well with our cookie press and produced flakey little cookies.
- A Baker
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