Whipped Shortbread Cookies


1 pound butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch salt
1/2 cup cornstarch
3 cups all-purpose flour


Preheat oven to 350 F. Cream together butter, icing sugar, vanilla and salt. Gradually add cornstarch and flour. Whip with an electric mixer until fluffy. Place into a cookie press and press out cookies on cool baking sheet. (OR use a small ice cream scoop or your hands to roll into balls and place on cookie sheets, press flat.) Decorate with candied cherries or dragees if desired. Bake 12-15 minutes. (Light golden brown on edges)Let cool for 2 minutes on baking sheet, then remove to wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

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