Monday, December 22, 2014

Shortbread Bites | Eggless Christmas Cookies | Easy Christmas Cookies Recipe

Shortbread Bites Recipe
Today I am here with an easy Christmas special recipe, Shortbread Bites / Christmas Shortbread Cookies. Shortbread are kind of biscuits with mild sugar and rich buttery cookies. No eggs needed and just 3 basic ingredients is needed for a plain Shortbread cookies. Shortbreads are easy and simple to make, just mix butter, sugar and flour freeze the dough, cut out and bake. And are eggless and no fancy ingredients needed. If you are looking for some quick and simple Christmas Cookies recipe?! Then this Shortbread bites are one such simple cookie recipe that you can easily make it in big batch to share with your friends and family.

This Shortbread bites tastes similar to the Bakery style Venna Biscuits(white colored bite size biscuits). But shortbreads are mild sweet compared to that white venna biscuits. My kids loved it to the core. You can make it as a plain shortbread bites but the colorful sprinkles makes it more attractive and the red and green colors are perfect for the festive season. Now off to the recipe...

Shortbread Bites
Christmas Shortbread Bites Recipe
Recipe Source : Mrs.Happy Homemaker
Prep Time : 30 minutes | Bake Time : 18-20 minutes
Makes  2 to 2.5 dozen

  1. All-purpose flour   2and 1/2 cups
  2. Sugar  1/2 cup
  3. Cold butter 2 sticks(1 cup) cut into small pieces
  4. Colored nonpareils or sprinkles  3-4 tablespoons 
  5. Vanilla Extract  1/2 tsp
  6. Cold Milk  1/2 tbsp*(optional)

  • You can do this In food processor or by hands, 
  • IF using 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 a large bowl. 
  • With hand, gently knead in nonpareils or sprinkles until evenly blended and dough forms a ball.
  • If doing by hands, Just pulse flour and sugar in a mixer jar for once and then transfer to a bowl, add cut pieces of cold butter and mix it gently without melting the butter, it should like a crumbled dough add vanilla and milk(only if needed), combine well and add sprinkles and blend evenly and form a smooth ball.
  • Then On lightly floured waxed paper, pat dough into 2 equally sized rectangles; wrap it and freeze 20 minutes. 
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Cut dough into 1-inch squares. Place squares, ½ inch apart, on an ungreased large cookie sheet.
  • Bake cookies 18 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned on bottom. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool.
  • Store cookies in tightly covered container at room temperature up to 1 week, or in freezer up to 3 months.
*Milk - adding milk is optional, i felt the dough was bit crumbly and not binding so i added milk.
If using processor then the mixing is done better than by hand, so adding milk is optional and add only if needed.
You can also make it as plain shortbread bites.
Freezing dough is must or refrigerate for 35 minutes.
Use cold butter and cut into thinly slices or small pieces makes the job easier.
These shortbread bites are mild sweet and are perfect with the sprinkles.
Shortbread Bites Recipe

Eggless Christmas cookies


  1. They look awesome!!!! very tempting..

  2. Beautiful cookies Sangee, and I love all your clicks, new lens is doing so much magic :) love it.

    1. Thank you Priya! yeah...its like Magic :)

  3. so colorful and perfect for the season

  4. cute looking short breads with all Christmas colors in there...yummy ones,kids would definitely finish all of them..great clicks too :)

  5. the cookies look really beautiful... colorful clicks...

  6. Perfect clicks....Easy & interesting recipe

  7. Hi Sangee,
    I simply loved this cookies at the first sight, can you pl tell me how much is your cup measurements in grams..

    1. I Used standard measurement cups.
      2 cups Butter - 226.8 gm
      1/2 cup sugar - 100 gm
      2 and 1/2 cup flour - 320 gm

  8. Oh !!! i was thinking it is so cute with colours in it ..When i read the ingredients it says sprinkles..Yummy cookies sis.

  9. Perfect cookies, loved them absolute.

  10. if I make them like regular cookies how long do I bake it for? thnks

    1. Same time and temperature, may be 1-2 minutes ahead. but try to add 1-2 tsp extra sugar !


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