Elf Bites Shortbread Cookies




Tiny little bites of shortbread goodness. Great to give on a cookie plate or alone in a coloured cellophane bag. Makes 64 cookies.

Step 1: You Will Need

To make these cookies you will need
A medium sized bowl
Measuring cups
Measuring Spoons
Rolling Pin
Cookie Sheet
Pizza Cutter (a knife will work too)

White Sugar
Butter or Margarine
Coloured Sugar Sprinkles (I chose red)

Step 2: Preheat

Preheat your oven to 325F degrees or 160C

Step 3: Step 1

Measure out
1 1/4 cups flour
3 Tbsp. sugar

Combine in bowl

Step 4: Step 2

Measure out
1/2 cup butter or margarine
Add to mixture and mix until crumbly.

Step 5: Step 3

Measure out
2 Tbsp. coloured sugar sprinkles
Mix into dough

Step 6: Step 4

Dump dough mixture onto cookie sheet.
Roll or press out dough into a square shape.
Using the pizza cutter (or knife) cut the square of dough into 64 pieces.
7 horizontal cuts and 7 vertical ones.

Step 7: Step 5

Spread cookies out on cookie sheet.
Place in preheated oven for 12-14 minutes or until cookie bottoms are a golden brown.
Remove from oven and cool.
Makes 64 cookies

These go great with a hot cup of tea!
Recipe can be doubled/tripled.
Freezes well.

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    10 years ago on Introduction

    I made these and used blue sprinkles. They were less nice looking than the red sprinkles. I used a little bit more butter than this recipe called for. It was really crumbly until I added more. When it came down to cutting the block into tiny squares, I couldn't keep the dough from completely collapsing. In the end, the cookies weren't that tasty. They were interesting, but something tasted funny. It could have been the blue sprinkles, honestly. These were definitely interesting. And regardless of the mysterious funny taste, they were freakin awesome in lemon yogurt!! I'll give these another shot one day, thanks for the recipe!

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    I must say I had the same exact problem. I used green sprinkles for one batch and red peppermint sprinkles for the second. I couldn't get mine to stay in a sheet either. I tried making little round cookies by squeezing them in my palm. When I cooked them and tried them, I must say mine also tasted a little funny. Not sure what I did wrong...... but thank you for the recipe it was fun to at least try them :)


    8 years ago on Introduction

    this is so quaint and simple but lovely, I shall include it in my halloween feast faces, Credit and link given of course :)


    9 years ago on Introduction

    I made these last Christmas and gave them away as gifts.  They were simple to make and looked just like your picture.  One person I gave them to opened them up immediately and ate them until they were all gone!  They were wonderful.  I will make them again this year.  Thanks for sharing your recipe.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Sounds delicious! ....But I would make the intro picture more inviting - make it look as delicious as the cookie really deserves. For example arrange them nicely on a platter or place one cookie on a napkin of complementary color.

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    10 years ago on Introduction

    This is great! I will make some to-morrow. I love the simplicity of it.