It’s February 2 and that means Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! This month, our theme for Fill the Cookie Jar is Valentine’s Day. I was thinking about making something chocolate, but I’m trying to be really good about my eating….so I made some mini shortbread bites for my kids. They loved them and they were the perfect bites for them.
These cookies were easy to whip up and bake. They’re not too sweet and have the perfect amount of sugar to kill a sugar craving. Of course, I had to sample one so I could describe them for you 🙂
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla or almond extract
1 1/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
4 tsp colored nonpareils
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line an 8 inch square baking pan with parchment paper and set aside. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and extract until creamy. Add in the flour and salt. Mix on low speed until the dough forms. It will start out crumbly and then slowly come together. Stir in the nonpareils.
Pour the dough into the prepared pan and evenly spread the dough. Remove the dough with the parchment paper to a cutting board. Cut the dough with a pizza cutter into 1/2 inch squares. Place the cookies on a nonstick cookie sheet about 1/2 inch apart. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until the bottoms start to lightly turn golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to completely cool.
Check out all the other great recipes in today’s Valentine’s Day themed reveal in the link below!