Butter Swirl Shortbread Cookies - Christmas and Holiday Baking

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Dec. 23, 2015

Butter Swirl Shortbread cookies are a great Christmas Cookie for holiday baking! They're so easy, just make a simple shortbread cookie dough and pipe with a large star tip. They taste like the Danish Butter Tin Cookies!


Unsalted butter sticks 2 ((((at room temperature))))
Confectioner’s sugar 4 Ounce
Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
All purpose flour
Salt 1/4 Teaspoon
Milk 1 Tablespoon


Getting Ready

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.


Place the butter, confectioner’s sugar and vanilla in a large bowl, and beat with an electric mixer until it looks combined, light, and fluffy. 

Add the flour and salt, and mix until it’s crumbly and looks like it can’t be mixed more. 

Add the milk, then keep mixing, and the dough should clump together after about 15 seconds of mixing. 

Place the dough into a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip, and pipe onto a silicone mat lined baking sheet, with no more than 12 cookies per sheet. 

Bake the cookies for 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Let them cool completely, and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 3004Calories from Fat 1636

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 186 g286.2%

Saturated Fat 116 g580%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 520 mg21.67%

Total Carbohydrates 305 g101.7%

Dietary Fiber 6 g24%

Sugars 111 g

Protein 28 g56%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet