Shortbread Bites
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

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.

shortbread bites

Remove from the freezer and cut into squares.

shortbread bites

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!!

shortbread bites

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

Shortbread Bites
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
Delicious buttery shortbread baked into squares instead of dropped onto a cookie sheet.
Course: cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: shortbread bites
Servings: 25
Calories: 114 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 2 cups 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 x 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.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.

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

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

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values may vary.

Nutrition Facts
Shortbread Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 114 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 65mg 3%
Potassium 15mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Sugars 3g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 4.5%
Calcium 0.6%
Iron 2.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Author

Hey guys, I'm Karlynn! Welcome to The Kitchen Magpie, my website full of family friendly recipes, cocktails & homesteading tales of chickens & cows from the family farm! Make sure to check out my bestselling cookbook, Flapper Pie & a Blue Prairie Sky ,stay tuned for info on my second cookbook!

3 Comments

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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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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