I totally forgot to post this recipe!
It’s been up on the Facebook page for a few days but with all the Christmas craziness I completely spaced and didn’t make a post on the blog about it. So silly. Anywhoo, I made these cookies for my Grandpa – he has a Christmas dinner at his retirement home every year and it’s become somewhat of a tradition for me to bake him some super soft cookies (he has dentures and can find chewing things difficult sometimes) to hold him off until the dessert smorgasbord that is our family Christmas dinner. I’m pretty excited about this super simple melt-in-your-mouth shortbread cookie recipe. My Mom makes rolled and shaped shortbreads which are super time consuming, so I consider this the lazy way out. You can either drop them onto your baking sheet, or if you’d like people to think you spent all day in the kitchen, you can pipe them out with a Wilton star tip like I did. Either way they’re not going to last long- especially if you give them a little drizzle of chocolate 😉
Whipped Shortbread Cookies
Makes about 24 cookies
– 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
– 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
– 1/4 cup cornstarch
– 1/2 cup icing sugar
1) Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line your baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
2) In a medium sized bowl, whip your butter with an electric mixer until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes).
3) Stir in the sugar, cornstarch and flour, beating on low speed for about 3-4 minutes.
4) Drop cookies by the rounded teaspoonful about two inches apart onto your baking sheet (if you’d like them to look like mine, you can pipe them from an icing bag with a Wilton #1 tip).
5) Bake the cookies in your preheated oven for about 9 minutes. Be very careful not to overcook, as the bottoms can burn easily.
To drizzle with chocolate: Combine 1/4 cup chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life brand) with 1/2 teaspoon oil (I use coconut) in a microwave safe bowl. Heat on high for 30-40 seconds, stir to combine and drizzle onto the tops of your cooled cookies with a fork.
Happy eating! Xo