Christmas Shortbread Tidbits
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Christmas Shortbread Tidbits

A decorative glass or mug filled with these Christmas shortbread tidbits makes a great holiday gift for teachers or neighbors.

20 min
45 min


1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

4 teaspoon multi-colored nonpareils

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 325°F. Line 8-inch square baking pan with plastic food wrap, leaving 1-inch overhang. Set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine butter, sugar and almond extract in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add flour and salt. Beat until well mixed. Stir in nonpareils.

  3. STEP 3

    Knead mixture 4 to 5 times in bowl until dough forms a ball. Pat dough evenly into prepared pan. Use plastic wrap to lift dough from pan. Cut dough into 1/2-inch squares. Gently place squares 1/2 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets; discard plastic wrap. Bake 13-15 minutes or until bottoms just begin to brown.

Tip #1

Avoid last minute holiday hassle--make these sweet tidbits before the holiday season. Store between sheets of waxed paper in container with tight-fitting lid; freeze for up to 2 months.


5Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
61Sodium (mg)
9Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)


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  November 20, 2016

I made and filled a cookie jar my nieces birthday last year and she loved them! I doubled the recipe and used the 8x8" pan (as noted by other reviewers). They were easy and turned out perfect! Thank you Land O'Lakes!

— says Mary
  February 01, 2016

I use Carmel extract

— says Dianne D.
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