Plate of Christmas Shortbread Bites

Christmas Shortbread Bites

Christmas Shortbread Bites are SUPER ADDICTIVE little squares of buttery goodness! A fun alternative to the standard Christmas cookie!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Cookies, Christmas Snacks, Cookies, Shortbread
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Chilling time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 247kcal
Author: Teri


  • 3 sticks butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sprinkles


  • Mix softened butter with sugar and vanilla.
  • Mix flour and salt.
  • Mix butter mixture into flour mixture, until a crumbly dough is formed. Add sprinkles and mix.
  • Dump cookie dough out onto parchment paper or foil, and form into a firmly packed rectangle shape that is 1 inch in height.
  • Chill dough in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • After dough has chilled, cut dough into 1 inch slices, and then into 1 inch cubes. Place cubes onto a silicone mat lined baking pan or a baking pan sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until slightly golden brown on the bottom edges.


Serving size is approximately 10 cookie bites.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 424IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg