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Shortbread Bites

Shortbread bites are little individual bites of buttery goodness. They are the same recipe I came up with for my Classic Scottish Shortbread but using a different method to make them into little thick squares that are individually decorated. They are a more classy and simple way of baking up shortbread, eschewing the need to fiddle around with cutting out trees and stars.

Shortbread Bites

1 cup of butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup icing sugar
2 cups of flour

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Kick the tires and light the fires to 325 degrees

Cream together your butter and brown sugar, making sure that there are no lumps in your brown sugar.
Add in the icing sugar and combine.
Add in the salt and flour slowly, with the mixer on low – this is not whipped shortbread after all- until the dough is completely mixed together.
Pat the cookie dough into an 8×8 wax paper/parchment paper lined pan.
Place in your freezer for 15-20 minutes.

Remove from the freezer and cut into squares.

Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and decorate as you wish. I love half a candied cherry on top, it’s the perfect size.

Bake at 325 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until the cookies are lightly browned.

Remove and cool on sheets for several minutes, then remove and cool completely on baking racks.

Ta-da!! Gorgeous little shortbread bites! How easy is that!!

I’ve sure discovered a new-found love for shortbread this Christmas. You have to love how easy yet decadent and tasty these are!

Enjoy!

Love,

You Should See How Much Butter is in My Fridge This Holiday Season Magpie

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Shortbread Bites


  • Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • Prep Time: 25 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 45 min
  • Category: cookies

Description

Delicious buttery shortbread baked into squares instead of dropped onto a cookie sheet.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 2 cups of flour

Instructions

  1. Kick the tires and light the fires to 325 degrees
  2. Cream together your butter and brown sugar, making sure that there are no lumps in your brown sugar.
  3. Add in the icing sugar and combine.
  4. Add in the salt and flour slowly, with the mixer on low – this is not whipped shortbread after all- until the dough is completely mixed together.
  5. Pat the cookie dough into an 8×8 wax paper/parchment paper lined pan.
  6. Place in your freezer for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Remove from the freezer and cut into squares.
  8. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and decorate as you wish. I love half a candied cherry on top, it’s the perfect size.
  9. Bake at 325 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until the cookies are lightly browned.
  10. Remove and cool on sheets for several minutes, then remove and cool completely on baking racks.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 25

 

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Joy Leeb
    December 12, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Quick and easy. I will be making these. How much salt do you use?

    • Reply
      The Kitchen Magpie
      December 12, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      Use salted butter! In need to edit that up. Salted butter is the best!

    • Reply
      The Kitchen Magpie
      December 12, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      And skip the salt!

  • Reply
    Susan Forbes
    December 21, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    A great idea. 🙂

  • Reply
    MissKay
    December 5, 2015 at 4:40 am

    I’m wondering if I could use half a merichino cherry on top?

  • Reply
    Karlynn Johnston
    December 18, 2012 at 2:11 am

    I don’t put salt in my shortbread, whipped or plain, but since I don’t specify unsalted butter, you can use salted to get that sweet/salt combination.

  • Reply
    garlic bulb
    December 18, 2012 at 1:25 am

    how much salt?

     

  • Reply
    Deb McKay
    December 15, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Thanks for sharing. I love the idea of putting it in a pan and freezing it so you can cut it easily into squares.

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