These whipped shortbread cookies will actually melt in your mouth

Cookies and Cups

Are you ready to try a Christmas cookie that practically melts on your tongue? These whipped shortbread cookies are proof that you don’t need a lot of ingredients to make a cookie with a big impact.

These cookies are simple to make too. Some of the recipes only call for four ingredients. In under an hour, you can have a plateful of holiday goodness. The trick will be keeping the cookie jar filled throughout the season.

The Kitchen Magpie‘s secret to her perfect whipped shortbread is using a combination of butter and margarine. After years of trial and error with a beloved family recipe, baker Karlyn Johnston finally let go of the “only butter is best” belief.

The Kitchen Magpie

If you love a little chocolate in your cookies, you must try these chocolate chip whipped shortbread cookies from An Italian in My Kitchen. If you want to make a few batches ahead of time, this recipe is perfect. It allows for the cookies to be baked and put in the freezer for up to two months!

An Italian in my Kitchen

There is also a gluten-free version of this recipe that looks so yummy. Gluten Free on a Shoestring published its recipe that leaves out the gluten but keeps the wonderful texture and taste. Plus, this recipe includes jam to kick things up a notch!

Gluten Free on a Shoestring

The whipped shortbread recipe from Cookies and Cups gives two helpful tips for bakers looking to add toppings to their cookies. First, flatten the dough scoops on the baking tray. This prevents spillage from the cookie onto the tray. Second, don’t add the toppings at the beginning of the bake!

Of course, you don’t need to add toppings at all if you just want the cookie to be the star of the show.

Cookies and Cups

So, grab your ingredients and make up a bunch of these Christmas cookies. They make great gifts, but we won’t blame if you decide to keep a few dozen for yourself.

Food, Holiday & Seasonal

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