This recipe for Whipped Shortbread was super easy and the results delicious. While the recipe called for adding chopped pecans, I decided to go with some festive sugar sprinkles. A drizzle or dip into melted chocolate would also be a great addition. While the base recipe highlights the simple pleasures of butter, sugar and salt, you could easily add other flavors like lemon, vanilla, almond or herbs.
I cut the recipe in half (since Thanksgiving wiped out my stock of butter, I was amazingly down to my last two sticks) and I still had more than enough cookies to share.