Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Cookie Recipe #354 - Elfin Shortbread Bites
Only 4 ingredients make up this simple Christmas shortbread. At any other time of the year use different colors of sprinkles rather than the red and green. These are good little nibblers and look pretty lying randomly on a plate.
Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, 1/2 cup butter,diced, 2 tablespoons colored sprinkles.
Instructions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour and sugar. Using a pastry blender (or your fingers), cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs and starts to cling. Stir in colored sprinkles. Form mixture into a ball and knead until smooth.
Pat or roll the dough into an 8x5-inch rectangle on an ungreased cookie sheet; cut into 1/2-inch squares. Separate the squares on the cookie sheet.
Bake in preheated 325 degree oven for 12-14 minutes or until bottoms just start to brown. Transfer cookies to wire racks covered with waxed paper and let cool.
Makes about 160 bites.
"Better Homes and Gardens Biggest Book of Cookies", Meredith Corporation, Des Moines, IA, 2003.