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Easy Swirl Cookies

Swirl Shortbread Cookies are crispy, buttery and oh-so delicious. Great to pack as an edible gift for the holidays.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36 Cookies


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) Unsalted Butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup Confectioners Sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract (I used ½tsp ground vanilla)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2~3 tbsp milk


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the salt and vanilla extract, beat for 1 more minute.
  • Add the flour and beat until it comes together as a dough. Add 2tbsp milk and beat until mixed. Dough has to be like thick frosting - if it is too thick, then it will be very difficult to pipe them out. So make sure that the dough is not too thick and not too runny.
  • Fill a piping bag fitted with a large start tip with the dough. Pipe out circles or 'S' shapes onto the prepared baking pans.
  • Bake for 12~15 minutes or until the cookies are firm and very lightly golden. Remove onto a wire rack to cool completely.
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