Feb 23, 2013

Shortbread Bites....St. Patrick's Day Style

Happy Saturday Cookie Peeps.
I am not sure if you heard,
but my neck of the wood got a little show.
Well at little snow if you think
11 inches in one day a little snow.
So...with so much snow, I have been stuck in the
house for two days now!
Stuck in the house to me means
baking and watching Happy Days all day
on the Hallmark Channel.
Good Times.
Yesterday morning, I got out my
recipe book and started flipping through it
looking for something to make.
I came across something I had not made in a long time
Shortbread Bites!
I wish I could tell you where I got the recipe, but it is clipped out of
a magizine, and there is no source. 
I used to make these all the time, at Christmas time,
adding red and green nonpareils,
and I got to thinking....
Why not make them for every holiday?
These are quick and simple,
only have 3 ingredients, plus whatever
colored sugar or nonpareils you want to add.
To give the St. Patrick's Day feel,
green nonpariels would be great,
but I did not have any, and since
I was pretty much snowed in
I used a mixture of light and dark green sanding sugar,
and they topped each one with a shamrock "sprinkle".
Shortbread Bites

1 ¼ cup Flour
3 Tablespoons Sugar
½ Cold Butter, cut into small pieces
1 Tablespoon Nonparelis or Colored Sugar


Preheat oven to 325. In a food processor with knife blade attachment, pulse flour and sugar until combined. Add butter and pulse until dough begins to come together. Transfer dough into a medium bowl. With hands, gently knead in nonpareils or sanding sugar until evenly blended and the dough forms a ball. On a lightly floured waxed paper, pat dough into a 8 x 5 inch rectangle, freeze for 15 minutes. Cut dough into ½ inch squares. Place squares ½ inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake cookies for 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned on bottoms. Transfer to wire rack to cool. Store cookies in a tightly covered container at room temperature for up to 1 week, or freeze up to 3 months.

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do, they are fun and easy to make.
I am linking up at Simply Sweets Saturday over at
Simply Sweets by Honeybee.  Make sure you head over to
see lots of great posts!


 Simply Sweets by Honeybee
Until next time...


  1. Oh my goodness these are so simple to make. I love recipes with just a few ingredients. Great idea to make them for St Patty's day. Thanks for linking up :)

  2. These are the cutest cookies! I always have these ingredients in my house too, so I'll definitely be trying them :)

  3. I am all about easy, just ask my family. So anything that only has 4 ingredients is perfect for me :) I love how you can create these bites to go with whatever holiday season is upon us. You are a genius!! Printing this recipe right now. By the way.....LOVE LOVE LOVE your bowl!

  4. These look so delicious! I have been working on a shortbread this week too! Orange ginger, hopefully it will be ready by next Saturday!


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