Sparkling Holiday Shortbread

Sparkling Holiday Shortbread

This quick and easy buttery shortbread will add sparkle to your holiday cookie tray.

10 min. prep time
18 wedges
252 Ratings


1/2 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
Edible gold or silver dust or decorator sugar, if desired


Heat oven to 325°F. Combine butter, powdered sugar and vanilla in small bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour. Beat until well mixed.

Press dough evenly into ungreased 9-inch round cake pan. Prick all over with fork. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool 5 minutes.

Remove from pan; cut into wedges. Brush with edible gold or silver dust, if desired.

VARIATION: Press dough evenly into 9-inch shortbread mold. Bake as directed above. Break into wedges.

Nutrition Facts (1 wedge)

Calories: 80

Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 45mg

Carbohydrates: 8g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #10010©1998Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I made these for after an dinner tea social. They were a wonderful compliment to the evening. The only issue was that I couldn't get the shortbread to release from the pan whole - and I didn't want to force it, so I cut it, then removed it one piece at a time. It worked fine, but next time I will line the bottom of the pan with some parchment.

The recipe was very easy to prepare and turned out very well, both texture and taste. I drizzled some melted semi-sweet chocolate over half. I recommend it.
I have made this for the last 3 or so years for my family for Christmas. Everyone raves about it, and they all keep asking me for the recipe. I'm almost ashamed to share it with them as it is so easy, yet impresses everyone.

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