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Nanna’s delicious, easy to make Whipped Shortbread Cookies

Did you know that December 4th is International Cookie Day? Nonno is in –  Delicious cookies sure do need to be celebrated.  Let the celebrations begin!

According to Wikipedia, the North American name cookie comes from the Dutch word koekje (the dialect word is koekie) which means little cake. Cookies are a small baked or cooked goods that are usually flat and sweet. Most cookies are made from flour, sugar and require some fat or oil. Other ingredients are sometimes added like chocolate chips, oats, raisins, nuts etc.

melt in your mouth, easy peasy cookies to make

Nanna’s Whipped Shortbread Cookies are made with just 5 simple Ingredients and can be made in less than 20 minutes.

Nanna’s Whipped Shortbread cookies are absolutely delicious and they melt in your mouth. Little and big kids Love them! They are one of the easiest cookies to make and an ideal treat at Christmas time. Be sure to leave some for Santa on Christmas Eve as he will certainly appreciate them.

What you need to make Nanna’s Whipped Shortbread Cookies:

  • A large bowl to mix the ingredients
  • 2 cookie baking sheets and parchment paper to cover
  • 1 Cup of Salted Butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 Cup of Icing Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup of Corn Starch
  • 1 cup of All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Salt

How to make Nanna’s Whipped Shortbread Cookies:

1. Preheat oven to 325 F

2. Beat the butter until light and fluffy.

3. Fold in the icing sugar, cornstarch, flour and the salt.

4. Mix well.

5. Using a teaspoon, drop and press a teaspoonful of the cookie mixture on the cookie baking trays covered with parchment paper, leaving at least an inch in between each “whipped Shortbread Cookie drop” and flatten with a fork. Alternatively, if you have small shapes (cookie cutters) you can fill the shapes with the mixture.

6. Bake at 325 F for 8 minutes, check to make sure they do not brown.

7. Remove from oven and let cool and then sprinkle with a dusting of icing sugar.

(You can decorate if you wish with buttered icing sugar, sprinkles, dried fruit etc.)

Serve and Enjoy!

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6 thoughts on “Nanna’s delicious, easy to make Whipped Shortbread Cookies

  1. Grazie Nonno!

    Wow, you have brought me back to my childhood years
    with your delicious recipes.

    When making Nanna’s Whipped Shortbread cookies, should the butter be cold or room temp?
    If I add a little cocoa to the mix would it change the integrity of the cookie? (my daughter wants to know)

    My girls and I look forward to making and eating these yummy cookies. Santa might not get any…just kidding.

    Happy holidays,

    1. Hi Edwin,

      Thank you for visiting http://www.nonnoknowsbest.com

      Butter at room temperature is best for creaming.  

      We have never added cocoa – Kudos to your daughter for being creative. 

      I think if you don’t overdue it with the cocoa (between a teaspoon to tablespoon max) and put it in first with the butter, ensuring it is mixed in well, it should be fine.

      Love to hear how they turn out.

      very best regards,


  2. Oh, I didn’t know about the International Cookie Day. Thanks for sharing this little piece of information. Am sure it is not too late to bake some cookies.

    You made it seems so easy to bake these shortbread cookies. I have all the ingredients except for icing sugar. Can I use fine sugar instead of icing sugar?

    1. Hi Sharon,

      Thank you for visiting http://www.nonnoknowsbest.com

      In my opinion it is never too late to bake up cookie goodies.  With the Holiday Season upon us, these are a great addition to any Christmas cookie tray or even as an inclusion in a cookie gift box.

      Funny you ask about the icing sugar substitution – we tried it and it did not work very well. The cookies will not bond and will be a big crumble. Suggest you get some icing sugar and whip them up. I’m sure you, your family and friends will Love them just as much as we do. 

      All the best,

      Nonno Knows 

      1. Thanks for the reply.
        Will get the icing sugar then. Can’t wait to try out the shortbread cookies.
        Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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