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christmas shortbread cookies

mini shortbread cookies with christmas sprinkles

recipe from Seeded at the Table

baked in December 2015

yield: 48 mini cookies
prep time: 20 minutes
cook time: 15 minutes
difficulty level: easy


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, sugar and extract at medium speed until creamy, about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add the flour and salt. Mix on low speed until a dough forms. It will be crumbly at first, but keep beating.
  4. Stir in the nonpareils until evenly distributed.
  5. Transfer the dough to a cutting board and roll it out to 1/2 inch thickness.
  6. Cut the dough into 1/2-inch square pieces (a pizza cutter works well).
  7. Place the squares 1/2-inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, or until bottoms just begin to brown.