Whitesburg KY

Shortbread Bites

This recipe for Shortbread cookies comes from Good Housekeeping.

Shortbread Bites

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter (no substitutions), cold, cut into pieces
1 tablespoon red and green nonpareils or sprinkles or 1/2 cup mini baking bits

1. Preheat oven to 325 F.

2. In food processor with knife blade attached, pulse flour and sugar until combined. Add butter and pulse until dough begins to come together. Place dough in medium bowl. With hand, gently knead in nonpareils or baking bits until evenly blended and dough forms a ball.

3. On lightly floured waxed paper, pat dough into 8-by-5- inch rectangle; freeze 15 minutes. Cut dough into 1/2-inch squares. Place squares, 1/2-inch apart, on ungreased large cookie sheet.

4. Bake cookies 18 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned on bottom. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool. Repeat with remaining dough. Store cookies in tightly covered container at room temperature up to 1 week, or in freezer up to 3 months.

• Each serving: About 40 calories, 3g total fat (2g saturated), 4g total carbohydrate.

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