5 from 26 votes
How To Make Perfect Whipped Shortbread
Prep Time
7 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
42 mins
 
How to make perfect whipped shortbread! This is my Grandma's shortbread recipe that we have been using for decades now.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: whipped shortbread
Servings: 24
Calories: 107 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1/2 cup hard margarine
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
Instructions
  1. Whip the margarine, butter and icing sugar together well. You can use all butter for sure, then it is a shortbread for the purist. Once it looks all deliciously creamy, resist from eating it by the spoonful, and get your flour ready.

  2. Start the mixer and slowly add in the flour, until it has all been added in. Then you can proceed to let your mixer do all the work for you and whip it for 6 minutes. You are wanting lighter than air shortbread here. 

  3. Using a small cookie scoop, scoop the dough out onto an ungreased baking sheet. 

  4. Top with sprinkles or a piece of Christmas cherry. 

  5. Bake them in a 275 degree oven for about 30-35 minutes; you want to dry out the shortbread in essence, not bake it, thus the low temperature. (If you have a warm kitchen or live in a warm climate, cool the cookies in the fridge then bake. They won't flatten out).

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

You can top this whipped shortbread with whatever sprinkles or cherries you prefer!

Nutrition Facts
How To Make Perfect Whipped Shortbread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 107 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 80mg 3%
Potassium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Sugars 2g
Vitamin A 5.9%
Calcium 0.4%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.