If it looks like I have been on a baking frenzy the past few days, I have! December is a busy month and it’s not because of the gift shopping (I’m done ;)), but because of all the parties, baking and cooking I have to do! I made my Super Cheesy Lasagna for a potluck party tonight and I also made something called Shortbread Bites.
I was inspired by a friend of mine who shared a video link of these and I thought they were quite festive. I scoured the Internet comparing recipes and found that they pretty much used the same ingredients, so here’s my take on these little treats.
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 cup of butter, room temperature, cubed
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 tbsp of nonpareil sprinkles (red, green and white mixture)
In a bowl, mix the flour and sugar together with a whisk. Add it to a food blender and start to add a few cubes of butter. Pulse in between as you add more. Then add the vanilla and pulse again (If it looks really powdery, don’t worry because that’s correct). Then, pouring the batch into a bowl, add the nonpareil sprinkles and work the dough with your hands. Start by rolling it into a ball and flattening it on a surface with wax paper. Cut into desired cube sizes.
Put the cubes onto a baking sheet and bake in the oven at 325ºF for about 18 minutes or so.
Don’t worry, these shortbread bites should have the same colour as when you put them in, even though they look “raw”. If you want to be sure, bake until the bottoms are a light golden-brown.
Yum! This was actually the recipe x 3, so the picture above is definitely more than what the recipe callsfor. They’re cute bite-sized treats that are great for the holidays (or even parties, just change the colour of the sprinkles to your theme). The best part is this recipe only uses several ingredients, so you most likely already have them in your fridge and cabinet. Enjoy! 🙂