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Funfetti Christmas shortbread cookie bites are little bites of buttery melt-in-your-mouth shortbread packed with festive sprinkles for a fun holiday treat. | aheadofthyme.com

Christmas Shortbread Cookie Bites


  • Author: Sam Hu | Ahead of Thyme
  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 45 (1/2-inch) cookie bites
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Funfetti Christmas shortbread cookie bites are little bites of buttery melt-in-your-mouth shortbread packed with festive sprinkles for a fun holiday treat. 


Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted buttersoftened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sprinklesChristmas-coloured

Instructions

  1. Cream the butter and sugar together using a stand mixer or hand mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add vanilla and salt and beat until incorporated. Add flour and sprinkles and beat until mixture forms into a shaggy dough.
  3. Use your hands to shape the dough into a ball. The dough will be slightly dry, but it will soften up as you work with it. Then, divide the dough into 2, and place each dough ball into a sandwich-sized ziploc bag and seal. Use a rolling pin and roll the dough inside the sealed ziploc bag to spread it out. It will be roughly 1/2-inches thick when rolled. Refrigerate for 2 hours, up to overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a half sheet baking pan with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  5. Take one of the flattened doughs at a time and cut off the ziploc bag. Chop the dough into small 1/2-inch squares, and place on the baking sheet about 1/2-inch apart. Transfer back to the refrigerator while you wait for the oven to preheat. Bake for 8-10 minutes until just starting to brown on the edges.
  6. Allow cookies to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
  7. OPTIONAL: Once cooled, melt 1/2 cup of white chocolate and green food colouring to half, and red food colouring to the other half. Then, use a piping bag and fine round tip or a spoon to drizzle over the cookies.

Notes

How to store: Store in a single layer in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or in the refrigerator for up to one week.

How to freeze: To freeze, arrange them in a single layer in an airtight container. Then add a layer of parchment paper and place another layer of shortbread cookies on top.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes (+2 hours chill time)
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

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