12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Elfin Shortbread

12 days of Christmas Cookies: Day 11

Ooof. Out of all of the cookies I’ve made so far, these have impressed me the least.

I was looking for another ‘novelty’ type cookie, and found these little treats. Teeny tiny cookies appeal to some base instinct within me that I yet to figure out.

But after making them, they ended up being nothing more than tiny pieces of shortbread. The novelty of the idea of the recipe did not match up with the reality of the results. Alas, this happens from time to time.

And yes, when we’re referring to Santa’s workshop helpers the word is ‘elfin’. When we’re referring to the pointy-eared snobs of Middle Earth, it’s ‘elvin’. And when we’re referring to the peanut-butter and banana sandwhich afficianado, it’s ‘Elvis’.

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons red+green colored sprinkles

In a mixing bowl, whip together the butter and sugar. Add the flour, 1/4 cup at a time, until you get a doughy consistency. Stir in the sprinkles. Cover the dough and refrigerate for at least one hour.

To bake, preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.

Take the dough and place it one parchment paper. Roll it into 1/2″ thickness. Then cut into 1/2″ by 1/2″ squares. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Place the cookie sheet into the oven and bake between 14 to 16 minutes. Remove and allow to cool on the sheet.

Makes a lot

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