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Holiday Shortbread Cookies

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Enjoy a classic treat during the holiday season with these easy and incredibly delicious Holiday Shortbread Cookies. These baked treats won’t take long to prepare, leaving you with crisp and tasty cookies to share with your loved ones.

These irresistibly good Holiday Shortbread Cookies are very easy to make and will keep your family and friends coming back for more. Enjoy a classic treat during the holiday season with these easy and incredibly delicious Holiday Shortbread Cookies. These baked treats won’t take long to prepare, leaving you with crisp, buttery and tasty Christmas cookies to share with your loved ones or at a Cookie Exchange.
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Do you like to bake during the holiday season? If you look forward to preparing fresh and delicious treats to indulge in with loved ones, be sure to try this incredible Holiday Shortbread Cookies recipe. The recipe isn’t hard to follow and contains fresh baking ingredients that you can easily find at the grocery store.

Once you make these shortbread cookies, you’ll look forward to making them during the Christmas season as a tradition with family and friends. You can serve these at holiday parties or even put them in containers and hand them out as gifts to loved ones. They are awesome to share at a Christmas Cookie Exchange too!

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Reasons You’ll Love the Holiday Shortbread Cookies

  1. These cookies are so simple yet they taste so good that they’ll keep you coming back for more.
  2. The Holiday Shortbread Cookies are a holiday classic that your loved ones can enjoy eating.
  3. They’re not too difficult to make and require only a few simple ingredients that you can easily find.

Ingredients Needed To Make Homemade Shortbread Cookies

  • Softened Unsalted Butter
  • Confectioners sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Salt
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Course sugar or sprinkles

Kitchen Essential Needed To Make Shortbread Cookies for Christmas

How to Make Holiday Shortbread Cookies

These irresistibly good Holiday Shortbread Cookies are very easy to make and will keep your family and friends coming back for more. Enjoy a classic treat during the holiday season with these easy and incredibly delicious Holiday Shortbread Cookies. These baked treats won’t take long to prepare, leaving you with crisp, buttery and tasty Christmas cookies to share with your loved ones or at a Cookie Exchange.

Blend your unsalted butter in a mixer with powdered sugar and salt until you’ve achieved a smooth consistency. 

Add your flour into the bowl, mixing until it’s fully combined with the rest of the ingredients. 

Remove dough from the bowl and roll it out into a tight log using your hands. 

Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and place it in the freezer for 30 minutes until it’s firm. 

Slice your dough into ¼-inch thick slices, roll the edges in coarse sugar, and then add any sprinkles that you’d like before baking in the oven for up to 20 minutes. 

Check for golden edges to know when these cookies are good to go.

What types of sprinkles should I add to these cookies?

While you can use any sprinkles you’d like, holiday-themed sprinkles are a great choice. You can use jimmies or thin sprinkles in shades of red and green to go along with the Christmas theme. If you don’t want to use sprinkles and would rather keep things simple, you don’t need to add them to your cookie dough.

1 cup unsalted butter. Softened 3/4 cup confectioners sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp salt 2 1/2 cup AP flour 1/4 cup course sugar or sprinkles

How do I store the cookies to keep them fresh?

After allowing the cookies to cool down from the oven, you can remove them from the baking pan and place them in a food storage container with an airtight lid, using parchment paper to keep the cookies from sticking to one another. If you have a cookie jar, feel free to use it to store these cookies and keep them fresh.

Enjoy a classic treat during the holiday season with these easy and incredibly delicious Holiday Shortbread Cookies. These baked treats won’t take long to prepare, leaving you with crisp and tasty cookies to share with your loved ones.

What should I do if my cookies start to get hard?

If your cookies start getting hard while in the cookie jar or food storage container, you can add a piece of bread to your container or a sugar bear sugar preserver. These items can help your cookies retain moisture to keep them from becoming hard as a rock and dry.

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These irresistibly good Holiday Shortbread Cookies are very easy to make and will keep your family and friends coming back for more. Enjoy a classic treat during the holiday season with these easy and incredibly delicious Holiday Shortbread Cookies. These baked treats won’t take long to prepare, leaving you with crisp, buttery and tasty Christmas cookies to share with your loved ones or at a Cookie Exchange.
Enjoy a classic treat during the holiday season with these easy and incredibly delicious Holiday Shortbread Cookies. These baked treats won’t take long to prepare, leaving you with crisp and tasty cookies to share with your loved ones.
Yield: 30 Cookies

Holiday Shortbread Cookies

Enjoy a classic treat during the holiday season with these easy and incredibly delicious Holiday Shortbread Cookies. These baked treats won’t take long to prepare, leaving you with crisp and tasty cookies to share with your loved ones.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter. Softened
  • 3/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup course sugar or sprinkles

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
    2. Using a mixer or food processor blend unsalted butter, powdered sugar, and salt together until smooth.
    3. Add in the flour and mix until combined, it may be a little crumbly but you should be able to mash it together with your hands.
    4. Roll dough out into a tight log
    5. Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for 30 mins until firm.
    6. Slice dough into 1/4 inch thick slices
    7. Roll the edges in coarse sugar, add sprinkles if you’d like.
    8. Bake for 15-20 min until edges are golden.

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