Elfin Shortbread Bites

photo by ColoradoCooking photo by ColoradoCooking
photo by ColoradoCooking
Ready In:
160 tiny cookies




  • In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour and sugar.
  • Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs and starts to cling.
  • Stir in sprinkles.
  • For Christmas you might want to use 1 T green sprinkles and 1 T red sprinkles.
  • Form mixture into a ball and knead until smooth.
  • Roll or pat dough on an ungreased cookie sheet into an 8x5 inch rectangle.
  • Cut into 1/2 inch squares.
  • Separate the squares on the cookie sheet.
  • Bake in a 325F oven for 12 minutes or until the bottoms just start to brown.
  • Transfer to a wire racks covered with wax paper to cool.
  • 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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  1. Wow, did I miss something or is this a joke? I followed this recipe exactly and ended up with a crumbly floury dough that did nothing when I tried to pat it into any kind of shape. I managed to get it into somewhat squarish shapes, more through pressing because cutting wasn't working... I baked them and ended up with hot crumbly floury lumps that I ended up throwing out along with the rest of the "dough."
  2. These melt in your mouth. Great for the holidays.
    • Review photo by ColoradoCooking
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. 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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