Easy, fun treats the little ones will love.

Piped Shortbread Cookies

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My rings are not very ring-like and my star tip was too small, but they were light and delicate, buttery and melt-in-the-mouth good, your kids will love them as much as adults do!

Recipe Yield: 40 Servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 stick softened butter
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose (plain) flour
  • 4 tbsp. confectioner’s (icing/powdered) sugar
  • 2 tbsp. corn flour (cornstarch)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla essence


  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a stand mixer fitted with a paddle beater. Mix on low speed until combined and then change to the whisk beater.
  3. Beat on medium speed for 10 minutes.
  4. If you don’t have a stand mixer, use a wooden spoon to combine the ingredients that switch to an electric hand mixer on high speed. The mixture should be very pale and fluffy.
  5. Spoon the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a large star tip and pipe into rings about 2 in across onto parchment-lined sheet. Keep remaining mixture cool but not refrigerated if you need to bake in batches.
  6. Bake in preheated moderate oven for 18 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  7. Cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes before cooling completely on a wire rack.