I feel like shortbread has a bad reputation as a “boring” Christmas cookie. I made a traditional whipped shortbread for my first Champagne & Cookies party back in 2010, and I think it was kind of overlooked. Partly my own fault, because when there are nine other treats to choose from, a plain shortbread cookie would maybe be the first one you’d pass on. The next year I discovered the Soft Frosted Sugar Cookie and have made that ever since.
Well, call it a comeback, because these guys are currently in the freezer, chilling out and waiting for next Saturday’s party. This recipe could not have been more easy, and it’s nice when our Baked Sunday Morning projects can be done from start to finish in under an hour. The dough is only 5 ingredients, doesn’t need to be chilled, and bakes for 10 minutes (my cookies were on the small side).
These cookies are the definition of melt-in-your-mouth, and are so smooth, I think because of the icing sugar (my Mom’s whipped shortbread recipe uses regular granulated sugar). This is my new go-to!
You can find the recipe here!
More Baked Sunday Mornings here!