Sprinkle Shortbread Cookies | Christmas Recipes 2014

Sprinkle Shortbread Cookie Recipe
Sprinkle Shortbread Cookie Recipe
This Year I am baking a huge batch of assorted cookies for friends and family.  I will sharing more Christmas cookie recipes on my blog, hopefully by Christmas day. I was doing too much baking that I got tired to share recipes on my blog. I have always wanted to try these shortbread cookies, they are popular on Pinterest, but for some reason I kept postponing to bake them. Last week when I saw my friend +Sangeetha M  bake these cute cookies I thought its time to bake them ;-). Bite size Christmas shortbread cookies sounds interesting right? and this definitely is such an easy recipe too. If you have any kind of sprinkles just go ahead and make these. They are soft buttery and so attractive that you don't want to miss baking them for christmas. I could not find christmas colors like red and green sprinklers so I went ahead and used mixed colors and they look so attractive nevertheless. For more Christmas Recipes click here.




Easy Eggless Christmas Cookie Recipe
Easy Eggless Christmas Cookie Recipe



TRUE MEANING OF A CHRISTMAS TREE

Glittering Christmas trees with bows and bells and ornaments, don't we all love them? Its all these glitters that make Christmas magical and people all over the world love Christmas for the beauty of such things. Just this weekend I was asked by a friend of mine what is the reason to keep a Christmas tree? is there a relation to it with Christmas. Hmm this question make a give a quick answer to be honest. Not something that I searched online or came up from an article. I always thought that the Christmas tree symbolizes the tree that Jesus hung, that sacrifice that is still evergreen. She seemed convinced with my answer and nodded but it made me just want to understand why a Christmas tree for Christmas? 
I did look onilne for an answer by it takes about a tradition in Germany and how they kept a tree garlanded with food and nuts and fruit with lights for Christmas that go spread all over the world and everyone started to follow this tradition. Most times we all go along with the cattle and never try to understand and reason things that we do. Its not just in festivals and in our daily life we do tend to just do things because thats the way it is done. I found something interesting in my quest for the answer see the picture below and you will know it does make sense.


Let this Christmas be one that centers God the evergreen one in our lives and let him take the special place the distinct star on top of our trees and our lives. Lets make this a Merry 'Christ' mas. 

Easy Eggless Christmas Cookie Recipe
Easy Eggless Christmas Cookie Recipe
SPRINKLE SHORTBREAD BITE COOKIE RECIPE 

Recipe - adapted from SpicyTreats 
Prep time - 15 mins
Bake time - 18 mins
Makes - 2 dozen or more cookies
Storage - keeps well in airtight container for upto a week

Ingredients

All purpose flour - 2 & 1/2 cups
Powdered sugar - 1 cup
Cold butter good quality unsalted butter- 2 sticks or 1 cup
Colored sprinkles - 4 tbsp
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
Cold milk - 1/2 tbsp

Method

1. In a bowl cute the butter into small pieces mix in  the sugar and combine to form a crumbled mixture. To this add in the vanilla and flour and mix well until the flour in evenly mixed into the butter.
2. Add in the milk to form a dough and tip in the sprinklers mix well into the dough and refrigerate for 10 minutes until the dough is cold.
3. Remove from the refrigerator and place between parchment paper and roll the dough into a log. Chill the dough for 5-10 minutes.
4. Using a sharp knife cube the dough into small mini bite sized pieces (they will expand while baking). 
5. Pre-heat the oven to 325 F for 10 minutes.
6. Line a baking tray with parchment and line the cookies giving 1/2 inch space between them, bake in center of oven for 18-20 minutes until the bottom is slightly browned.
7. Repeat the same process until all the cookies are baked.
8. Once done remove from oven and let the cookies cool on the baking tin on a cooling rack for 10 minutes undisturbed.
9. Store in an air tight container for unto a week. 

Eggless Christmas Cookie Recipe
Eggless Christmas Cookie Recipe
COOKS WISDOM

TIP 1

1. The original recipe calls for a food processor since I used my mixing bowl I included little milk for binding but its totally optional in case you are using a food processor.

TIP 2

2. I added little more sugar than the regular recipe. Usually shortbread cookies have more butter flavor and less sugar if you want it with less sugar then reduce powdered sugar by 2 tbsp.

TIP 3

3. Do not knead the dough too much while adding in the sprinkles this will result in gluten being formed in the dough and the sprinkles releasing color. 

TIP 4

4. You can flavor the cookies with lemon/ orange zest or flavoring or even almond flavoring. 


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5 comments:

  1. super shortbread bites dear.merry christmas

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  2. Oh my this is tempting me to make. ...lovely

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  3. Am loving your chirstmas baking spree :) Pretty pretty bakes! Wish you a very Merry Chirstmas Pri :)

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  4. cute and perfect festive feel cookies,saw it at Sangee's space..looks yummy,great to know more about the Christmas tree :)
    Merry Christmas to u n family!!!

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  5. These cookies looks great. Its a new type of cookie for me. Interesting.

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