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Decorative plate filled with shortbread cookies topped with maraschino cherries.

Mom's Whipped Shortbread

Course: cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: shortbread, cookies, whipped shortbread
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 114kcal
Author: Laureen King
My favourite shortbread cookie recipe. These kind are melt in your mouth delicious.
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  • 1 cup butter (room temperature)
  • ½ cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 24 maraschino cherries pat dry


  • Whip butter and sugar together with electric mixer until creamy.
  • On low gradually add flour. When all flour is added, turn speed to high and whip for 8 minutes.
  • Fill piping bag with batter, use extra large star or circle tip.
  • Pipe dollop of batter on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Top each cookie with maraschino cherry.
  • Bake 325 for 15- 17 minutes. Cool completely.
  • Store in refrigerator ( this will also firm cookies if you find they are too crumbly)


Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.4mg