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    Elfin Shortbread Bites

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    37 mins

    25 mins

    12 mins

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    1. 1
      In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour and sugar.
    2. 2
      Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs and starts to cling.
    3. 3
      Stir in sprinkles.
    4. 4
      For Christmas you might want to use 1 T green sprinkles and 1 T red sprinkles.
    5. 5
      Form mixture into a ball and knead until smooth.
    6. 6
      Roll or pat dough on an ungreased cookie sheet into an 8x5 inch rectangle.
    7. 7
      Cut into 1/2 inch squares.
    8. 8
      Separate the squares on the cookie sheet.
    9. 9
      Bake in a 325F oven for 12 minutes or until the bottoms just start to brown.
    10. 10
      Transfer to a wire racks covered with wax paper to cool.
    11. 11
      Store in a tightly covered container at room temperature for up to three days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 07, 2009


      I made these last evening after seeing the recipe in the BH&G 1998 Christmas Cookie magazine. They were easy to make and came out oh-so-cute. This is definitely a keeper cookie recipe.

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    • on November 18, 2007


      I make these every christmas and they are so delicious! The dough is abit difficult to work with but the result is well worth the effort! I could eat a whole batch by myself! LOL Thanks for posting this!

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    • on February 26, 2006


      These are a traditional Christmas cookie in our house. They are quick and easy to make, and have a delicious, true shortbread flavor.

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    Nutritional Facts for Elfin Shortbread Bites

    Serving Size: 1 (308 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 9.5
    Calories from Fat 5
    Total Fat 0.5 g
    Saturated Fat 0.3 g
    Cholesterol 1.5 mg
    Sodium 4.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 0.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.2 g
    Protein 0.1 g

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