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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Christmas Whipped Shortbread Cookies


The holidays wouldn't be complete without Christmas baking! Traditionally, Filipinos don't do a lot of baking and our holiday cookies usually consists of the Danish kind that comes in a blue tin. So when I first tasted whipped shortbread at my mother in laws, I was hooked and addicted. I literally inhale these during the holidays. I love the melt in your mouth, buttery, decadence without being overly sweet. 

Last year, I started baking them at home to start a new Christmas tradition with my daughter. My dear friend Sam came over to help and she showed me her version with the glazed cherries. I thought the cookies were delightful as is but those glazed cherries make them amazing. And I love the pop of Christmas colours that they add. These treats are are great for gifting and are super easy to make with only 5 ingredients! 

Whipped Shortbread Cookies


Ingredients:


1 cup salted butter

1 1/2 cups white flour

1/2 cup icing sugar

1 tsp vanilla

glazed cherries cut in half


Directions:

  1. Combine butter, icing sugar, & vanilla in a mixing bowl.
  2. Whip in mixer low until consistency is smooth.
  3. Add flour slowly and increase speed of mixer. Let the dough mix on medium-high for 5-10 minutes until light and fluffy. 
  4. Using a small cookie scoop, drop on ungreased baking sheet lined with parchment.
  5. Top with halved glazed cherry. 
  6. Bake at 350 degree pre-heated oven for 13-15 minutes. 
Makes about 20-24 cookies.

Thanks for visiting! Let me know what youbthing of this recipe in the comments! 

💖 Jules

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