These Whipped Shortbread Holiday Cookies are an old family recipe that’s been around for a long, long time! These Whipped Shortbread Holiday Cookies are the perfect, easy shortbread cookies to make at Christmas time, and they’re great for beginning bakers. And this shortbread recipe only calls for 5 ingredients!
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You guys, I can’t even believe how fast this holiday season is going already!! The first week of December has come and gone, there’s a blanket of snow on the ground outside and the Christmas parties and celebrations are in full swing! As usual, I’m spending lots of time in the kitchen baking up a storm and making lots of edible gifts to give to our friends and neighbours this Christmas.
Since we’re living in Romania and this is our first Christmas here, we’re not exactly sure how Christmas will look for us but we are really looking forward to starting some new traditions with our kids here. One of our big Christmas plans this year is team up with some missionary friends of ours for the week leading up to Christmas to help hand out Christmas packages and hampers to over 600 families in the local villages. As our kids grow older we’re feeling a strong desire for a departure from the typical Christmas full of toys and presents, and an inclination toward providing opportunities for them where they’ll learn what it means to have a generous heart toward those people who need it most. We’re all really excited about this time we have planned and of course I’m baking lots of delicious cookies and other treats to share with our friends and all the new friends we’ll meet along the way!
These Whipped Shortbread Holiday Cookies have been a part of my family’s holiday traditions for as long as I can remember. My grandma and my mom made these Whipped Shortbread Holiday Cookies every Christmas in batches of 100 or more, and I remember them being on every tray of holiday treats I ever saw at any of our family Christmas parties. Once I had my own kitchen I started making them every year and now Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without this recipe! I just know your family will love it as much as ours does!
I hope you enjoy this Whipped Shortbread Holiday Cookies recipe! Let me know in the comments below, what’s your family’s favourite holiday treat recipe?
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Whipped Shortbread Holiday Cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- a few drops of vanilla extract
- 24-60 pieces of mixed candied fruit 24 large pieces or 50-60 small pieces
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a large baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
- Whip the butter on high speed in the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, or in a large bowl using a hand mixer.
- When the butter has turned a pale yellow colour and has achieved a super smooth texture, beat in the powdered sugar until well combined.
- Add the flour, cornstarch and vanilla and whip on high speed for about 4-5 minutes or until the dough has completely come together and developed a light and airy texture, and is almost white in colour.
- Drop by the teaspoonful onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and press some of the candied fruit into the top of each cookie.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes at 325 degrees Fahrenheit or until the cookies lose their sheen. Be sure to remove them from the oven before the edges begin to brown, so make sure to watch them carefully for the last 2 to 3 minutes they're in the oven (Every oven is different, so this is good practice just to be safe!).
- Let them cool on the pan until they cool to room temperature and enjoy with some delicious homemade hot chocolate, your favourite latte, or a cup of tea!