Shortbread bites

I’m someone who loves super sweet things. I have a big love for chocolate and sugary treats. But there’s something about shortbread that I just find irresistible. I love those Chessmen cookies. Shortbread is such a simple cookie and it’s just not that sweet. It’s just buttery and yummy goodness.

So when I saw the recipe for shortbread bites from Good Housekeeping floating around, I had to try it.

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These are also nice and festive thanks to the Christmas sprinkles. The only thing is, this recipe doesn’t have a large yield. I’d suggest doubling the recipe if you’re doing this for a party or to give out. Or at least, it doesn’t seem like a large yield since they are bite-sized. You do get about 45 cookies.

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Shortbread bites
adapted from Good Housekeeping

1 stick of butter
1 and 1/4 cup of flour
3 tablespoons of sugar

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Take your butter and cube it up. Make sure it’s still sort of cold. I just pulled the butter out of the fridge and sliced it.

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You need to use a food processor for this. I had to borrow my mom’s because mine is the size of a cup, a mini-food processor. Anyway, stick the flour and the sugar into the processor and pulse it a couple of times to sift the flour and sugar together.

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Put the cubes of butter into the processor.

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Pulse it all together until the dough comes together.

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Transfer the dough into another bowl and add the sprinkles. Knead it together.

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Form a square, not too sticky, not too thick. Stick the dough square into the freezer for 15 minutes. Also, preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

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When you pull the dough out, cut it into cubes. Maybe a half inch to an inch.

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Separate the cubes and put them onto your baking sheet. Bake for about 14-18 minutes.

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Pull them from the oven and they’re ready to be devoured. YUM!

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2 thoughts on “Shortbread bites

  1. what an awesome nibbles food!! so easy to just pop into the mouth! 🙂
    and love the use of sprinkles – so festive too! 🙂

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