Vegan Whipped Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread cookies were always a holiday classic in my house growing up! We always made them for parties, snacking and of course to leave out on Christmas Eve for Santa. I hope you love this vegan version as much as I do! I swear they taste just like the ones we used to make when I was younger!


Vegan Whipped Shortbread Cookies

Vegan whipped shortbread cookies! Buttery, soft and perfectly sweet. I love having these with a cup of tea!

  • Author: Liv B


  • 1 cup vegan butter, softened (or margarine like Becel)
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F. 
  2. In a large bowl, or the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and powdered sugar until smooth and fluffy.
  3. Add the vanilla extract, corn starch and half of the flour and whip until light and fluffy. Make sure to mix until it comes together into a smooth dough.
  4. Roll the dough into small balls, about 1-2 tbsp each, and place on a cookie sheet.
  5. Use a clean fork to press down each cookie to flatten them (see video below for reference).
  6. Bake for 12-14 minutes.

Allow to cool on the cookie sheet slightly before placing on a wire rack to cool completely. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.


  1. Louisa says:

    I loved making these and they are really delicious. I did only half the recipe and because I still didn’t have enough vegan butter, I added vegan cream cheese and yogurt. I think that that changed the consistency a lot, so I just put in as much cornstarch, flour, and powdered sugar as I thought would be necessary. I ended up using not enough flour, so they tasted kind of sugary and a little bit like cotton candy and I couldn’t use the fork to flatten the cookies because of the consistency, but they did flatten either way.

  2. Cecille says:

    I made these and gave some to a family member for Christmas gift. I of course had some myself from the batch. They are buttery melty tasty cookies.

  3. melanie says:

    Okay how are your cookies always SO FUCKING GOOOOOD! I have already made a double batch of these and shared them with so many people who couldn’t stop raving about them!! Thank you for making me look like an amazing baker Liv ; )

  4. Katherine says:

    These cookies are really good! Sooo buttery, I didn’t realize until I started baking that the 1 cup of vegan butter it calls for = 2 sticks, so they’re definitely really rich, but of course delicious. This was my first time making shortbread cookies and I didn’t realize that they don’t brown at all in the oven (should have looked at the picture more closely lol), so just in case anyone else is also a newbie I’d definitely recommend following the recommended baking time so they come out softer. Perfect for a holiday treat! 🙂

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