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Whipped shortbread cookies on a cooling rack

Whipped Shortbread Cookies

Whipped shortbread cookies are a Santa-approved combination of rich buttery flavor and a crumbly melt-in-your-mouth texture that is simply irresistible.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword How Do I Make Whipped Shortbread Cookies, How To Make Whipped Shortbread Cookies, Whipped Shortbread Cookies, Whipped Shortbread Cookies Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 30 Cookies
Calories 101kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • nonpareils or jimmies


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • In the bowl of a standup mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter, confectioners sugar, vanilla, and salt on medium speed for 8 minutes.
  • Mix in the flour, just until incorporated. Do not overmix.
  • Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Lightly press the cookies with a fork. Sprinkle with nonpareils.
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes or until bottoms are lightly golden. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes then remove to wire racks and cool completely.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 189IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg