Christmas Shortbread Cookie Bites Are Buttery Shortbread Packed With Red, Green And White Sprinkles
A fun holiday treat the whole family with love. Drizzle these delicious cookie bites with colored white chocolate to make them even more festive. These are the perfect cookies to spread Christmas cheer! They are a wonderful choice for a cookie exchange or to have on-hand to give to friends, family, co-workers and neighbors.
Ingredients For 45 1/2 Inch Bites
1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sprinkles in Christmas colors
Cream the butter and sugar together using a stand mixer or hand mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
Add vanilla and salt and beat until blended. Add flour and sprinkles and beat until mixture forms into a shaggy dough.
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 ½-inches thick when rolled. Refrigerate for 2 hours, up to overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a half sheet baking pan with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
Take one of the flattened doughs at a time and cut off the ziploc bag. Chop the dough into small ½-inch squares, and place on the baking sheet about ½-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.
Allow cookies to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
OPTIONAL: Once cooled, melt ½ cup of white chocolate and color half with green food coloring 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.