Whipped Shortbread Cookies melt in your mouth with rich buttery vanilla flavor. With just a few ingredients, this light dough comes together in minutes. Top with seasonal nonpareils for any occasion!
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Whether you're baking cookies for a classroom holiday party or for a weekend treat, these whipped shortbread cookies are light and airy and literally melt in your mouth.
Compared to regular shortbread recipes, the butter and sugar in this recipe are whipped until extremely fluffy to create the airy texture. Using just a few simple ingredients, these cookies are delicious AND budget-friendly.[feast_advanced_jump_to]
Butter: For baking, I recommend using unsalted butter. This allows you to control the amount of salt in the recipe. If you only have salted, omit the salt from this recipe
Your butter will need to be room temperature for this recipe. Allow the butter to sit on the counter for a couple of hours before mixing, but do not soften it in the microwave.
The best way to tell if your butter is soft enough is by pressing your finger into the top. If you can make an indentation but the butter holds its shape, you are good.
Flour: You will need regular all-purpose flour. I have not tested this recipe using a gluten-free baking mix, but if you have a brand that you feel works well as a straight substitution, like Cup4Cup, feel free to try it....