Whipped Shortbread Cookies

Makes about 24 cookies


  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • Preheat your oven to 325F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
  • Whisk the flour, cornstarch and salt together in a bowl. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or with a handheld blender), beat the butter and sugar together on medium-high until very fluffy and aerated, 4 to 5 minutes, scraping sides and bottom of bowl often. Add milk and vanilla and beat for 1 minute. Sift in half of the flour mixture, then fold in with a spatula until just combined. Repeat with the remaining flour mixture.
  • Spoon half of the shortbread batter into a piping bag fitted with a large, open star tip. Pipe the batter into 1 1/2-inch-wide rosettes, 1 inch apart on a prepared sheet.
  • Bake the cookies until the edges are lightly browned, 13-14 minutes. Let cool for 3 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool. Repeat with remaining batter.