RECIPE: Whipped Shortbreads

It's Foodie Friday, and my sister Lizzy is here with my FAVOURITE holiday cookie recipe! These are MUST HAVES at our house (for eating, for entertaining & as gifts!) If you make them, let us know how they turn out:)


Around this time of year there are so many holiday parties. 

Really, who wants to be stuck in the kitchen in all day before a party?

This is where my grandmas Whipped Shortbreads come in handy. They are fast, easy and melt in your mouth. People will think you’ve been cooking all day but really they just make you look like a rockstar!

What do you need?
1 package of salted butter softened (I prefer Gay Lea Salted Butter as it has the best salt to butter ratio for these cookies!)
1/4 cup of cornstarch

1/2 cup of icing sugar
1 1/2 cups of flour

How do you do it? (and work a little skin magic in the process!)
Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees and whip your butter until it is fluffy. I leave the butter to beat for at least 5 minutes while I put on a face mask. 
mix, mix, mix!
When I have a party, I like to prepare my face for the night ahead. Detoxing your face is the best thing you can do!

Now add the rest of the ingredients and mix for as long as you can. Remember, the more you mix the better texture the cookies will be. 

While it’s mixing, I wash the face mask off my face and put on some moisturizer. Moisturizer will help keep your skin looking fresh all night and morning. Remember, many of those holiday drinks can strip your face of nutrients and leave you looking tired by the end of the night.

Spoon the mixture onto the cookie sheet two inches apart. You can also add some cherries for colour if you wish. 

Bake for 12 – 15 minutes.  

During the baking time, I do my eye make-up. I could spend hours on my make-up, so this is a great way to limit myself!

Take the cookies out of the oven and let cool on the cookie sheet for five to ten minutes. 

Once cooling, I put on the rest of my make-up (foundation, blush etc). 

Once done, I return to the kitchen to let the cookies cool on a cooling rack for 30 minutes.

While they are on the rack I do my hair. By the time they are done cooking, my hair is done. I package them up and then get dressed.  


Time management is my best friend during the holidays. Stick with my holiday motto: Stay hydrated and always look fabulous! Remember, you never know who might be at the party. 

Be good or be good at it!

1 comment:

  1. The best shortbreads ever!!


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