These Easy Chocolate Chip Whipped Shortbread cookies are the absolute melt in your Mouth Shortbread Cookie. Fast, Easy and they will be gone in seconds.
Easy Chocolate Chip Whipped Shortbread
I cannot believe how fast time goes. It is so weird, I find that when I was in Toronto time went by at a normal pace, not too fast not too slow.
But here in Italy It’s like I wake up to do two things and it’s time for bed again. Could it be because I have more to do at home than when I was visiting? I don’t know I just wish it would slow down!
We are getting closer and closer to Christmas, well it is October, and isn’t that close enough? People who know me, know how much I love Christmas. So I thought why not start sharing some of the wonderful Christmas cookies I grew up with.
When I started to make these here in Italy I noticed that they were always flatter than my Moms’. I knew it probably had something to do with the flour, I even tried refrigerating the dough for a few hours.
But nope, flat they stayed. They still tasted the same, but I really wanted them to look like my Moms’. So when I was in Toronto I made some at my sister’s and Yup, they came out all puffy and glorious looking.
So now I know Canadian Flour and Italian Flour are different. But how are they different? That is the question.
Luckily enough the Italians don’t mind them flat and as a friend of mine always say, “I can’t wait for Christmas just to receive your delicious cookies”.
I usually make 4 or 5 different types but these Whipped Shortbread are so good that I keep making them every year.
Last week I made a few more of my Mom’s recipes which I will share in the coming weeks. But I knew these Chocolate Chip Whipped Shortbread would have to be on the top of the to share list.
And of course these can be made in advance and frozen too for up to 2 months. It was quite a risk this week when I asked my youngest daughter to put them in the freezer for me! Although she did eat a couple on her way to the freezer.
No problem I totally understand , nobody can resist these Chocolate Chip Whipped Shortbread! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Enjoy!
Be sure to watch the video!
One of the best Christmas Cookies, melt in your mouth shortbread.
- 1 cup butter* (unsalted, room temperature)
- 1/2 cup icing sugar (sifted)
- 1/4 cup corn starch
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups flour all purpose (if you are in Italy substitute all purpose with Manitoba Flour)
- 1/2 cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Pre-heat oven to 325° (160° celsius).
In a medium bowl cream butter and icing sugar till very fluffy. Beat in salt, cornstarch, vanilla and flour. Beat until very light, stir in chocolate chips. Drop by teaspoon full (or roll into balls the size of a golfball and lightly flatten with a fork) onto parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes** (until very lightly golden (almost white) never browned). Let cool completely. Enjoy!
Makes approximately 2 dozen cookies
** Start to check the cookies after 10-12 minutes, depending on the size they may take less time to bake.
Reposted from October 5, 2016, because they are so worth it!