This past weekend and few friends and I decided to get together for a little Christmas visit with our guys. We decided to have a cookie exchange, and I knew I had to make my favourite Christmas cookie – whipped shortbread. Soft and fluffy, I much prefer this shortbread to the denser classic kind (although I wouldn't pass up a piece of that either). The best part though... they are beyond easy to make, so you can whip up a batch in no time.
1 cup of softened butter (not melted)
1 & 1/2 cups of flour
1/2 a cup of icing sugar
Blend all the ingredients together, then form small drops of batter by hand and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Flatten the tops a little to hold some sprinkles, then bake at 350˚F for 15 mins, until edges look lightly golden brown. Enjoy!
I made a few batches for our party and headed to Sandi's place to find peanut butter bacon cookies (yes, you read that right, lol), lemon cookies (yummy Amanda!), crushed candycane chocolate cookies, and little peanut butter ones topped with chocolate rosebuds... so good!
Do you ever participate in a Christmas cookie exchange? I'd love to know your favourite kinds.
Photos: My own, from film