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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Shortbread Slice Christmas Cookies

If you are not in the mood for cut-out cookies, (and seriously, don’t you have to be in the mood to even consider those?) I have a great standby for easy, kids-in-the-kitchen, delicious melt-in-your-mouth Christmas cookies.

And when you package them up so nicely, (thank you SO much Lelan, from Good Gravy Designs), they make easy little gifts!

Here’s what you need for Easy Shortbread Christmas Cookies:


1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
red and green sprinkles

Cream together butter, sugar and vanilla.
Add in flour, baking powder and salt.
Mix together and divide into 3 equal portions.


Roll each of those 3 portions into about an 8” roll.

Cover and refrigerate.
After cool, (about an hour), slice each roll into 15-20 slices.


Take each sliced, unbaked and press into sprinkles.

On lightly greased cookie sheet, bake at 350 degrees for approximately 10 minutes.  (Get them out before they start to brown…they will look undone!)

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This recipe makes about 50 cookies...I always double it, because they go so fast.
I installed a button below to print the recipe if you'd like.



  1. Shortbread - yum! I know this is gonna sound weird, but I love to dip my shortbread in pop.

    Stop by my blog, A Fine House, on 12/15. I'm having a Christmas Cookie Exchange.
    You can link up your shortbread post!

  2. I'm in a baking mood and it's all about me and the kids this weekend (and ortho appt and Christmas lights finally outside and ... oh well you know, you have 5 yourself), so going to try these sometime this weekend because I said so - can't wait and I will let you know if they turn out as good as that picture!

  3. Delicious! Just having a few now with a cup of tea. Made them the Saturday before Christmas (12/19.)

    Stored in an airtight container in a cold closet... they taste even better today!!

    Thanks for a great recipe!

  4. Would these be okay to freeze?


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