Grandmother Whipped Shortbread Cookies

These cookies graced our holiday table for as long as I can remember. They simply melt in your mouth and I dare you to eat just one!
I love all kinds of shortbread, but my favorite is the kind that melt in your mouth like this traditional recipe, Grandmother Whipped Shortbread Cookies.

Grandmother Whipped Shortbread Cookies

Cook time15 mins
Total time15 mins
Serves: 2 dozen


  • 1 cup of soft butter
  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1½ 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, circle tip or your favorite.
Pipe dollop of batter on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Top each cookie with maraschino cherry.
Bake 325 for 15- 17 minutes

Grandmother Whipped Shortbread Cookies
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