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.
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.
adapted from Good Housekeeping
1 stick of butter
1 and 1/4 cup of flour
3 tablespoons of sugar
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.
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.
Put the cubes of butter into the processor.
Pulse it all together until the dough comes together.
Transfer the dough into another bowl and add the sprinkles. Knead it together.
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.
When you pull the dough out, cut it into cubes. Maybe a half inch to an inch.
Separate the cubes and put them onto your baking sheet. Bake for about 14-18 minutes.
Pull them from the oven and they’re ready to be devoured. YUM!