Christmas Time Melt in Your Mouth Easy Chocolate Chip Whipped Shortbread, the best Shortbread Holiday Cookie Recipe.
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Easy Chocolate Chip Whipped Shortbread

One of the best Christmas Cookies, melt in your mouth shortbread.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Cookies, easy shortbread cookies, whipped shortbread cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 139kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen


  • 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

*If you use salted then only add a pinch of 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.


    Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 38mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.7mg