Shortbread funfetti bites

Shortbread funfetti bites

Shortbread funfetti bites

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 20 minutes plus 15 minutes baking

Serves: 30 bites (approx)

I saw these very cute funfetti shortbread bites on Pinterest and couldn’t resist! They’re really simple – when I’m cooking with my little ones I make sure everything is simple – it’s just shortbread with some sprinkles, chopped up into tasty bite sized pieces! Yum!



Ingredients

170g (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened
210g (1 3/4 cups) plain flour
1 tbsp cornflour
4 tbsp icing sugar
Pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
3+ tbsp multi coloured sprinkles/funfetti
2 tbsp milk

 

Method

Place a piece of baking paper into an 8×8 inch square pan and leave to one side until later.

Mix everything together

Get your kids to measure out the butter (170g) flour (210g), cornflour (1 tbsp), salt (pinch) and vanilla extract (1 tsp) and add to a large mixing bowl or stand mixer.

  

Mix everything together until you have a crumbly, slightly lumpy mixture.


Get your kids to add the sprinkles/funfetti (3+tbsp) along with 1 tbsp of milk. Mix everything together again so it is well combined. Add another 1 tbsp of milk and mix until you have a soft dough.

Make the shortbread bites

Pour the dough into your prepared baking tin and press down into a level layer, about 1 cm thick. We used the back of a slightly wet spoon but you could use your hands or anything else flat. If you like, at this point add some more sprinkles over the top of your shortbread (my kids cant get enough of them!)


Pop your baking tray into the fridge for 10 – 15 minutes.

Preheat your oven to 160C / 150C Fan / 325F and line a large baking tray.

Remove your shortbread dough from the fridge and place on a chopping board. Get your kids to help you cut it into bite sized pieces using a pizza cutter or a knife. You can make them as large or small as you like.


Transfer the shortbread bites on to your baking tray, leaving a small gap between each one.

Shortbread funfetti bites

Bake your shortbread bites

Pop your baking tray in the oven for 12 – 17 minutes (depending on how big they are). They’re ready when they’re just starting to colour and are slightly firm to the touch – don’t let them go golden brown.
Leave the shortbread funfetti bites to cool on the baking trays. Store the shortbread bites in an airtight container for up to five days.

Shortbread funfetti bites

Shortbread bites

A really easy recipe for fun shortbread funfetti bites. Kids will love baking and eating these!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: British, scottish
Keyword: biscuit
Servings: 30
Author: cookingwithmykids

Ingredients

  • 170 g unsalted butter softened
  • 210 g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 4 tbsp icing sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 + tbsp multi coloured sprinkles/funfetti
  • 2 tbsp milk

Instructions

Place a piece of baking paper into an 8x8 inch square pan and leave to one side until later.

    Mix everything together

    • Measure out the butter flour, cornflour, salt and vanilla extract and add to a large mixing bowl or stand mixer.
    • Mix everything together until you have a crumbly, slightly lumpy mixture.
    • Add the sprinkles/funfetti along with 1 tbsp of milk. Mix everything together again so it is well combined. Add another 1 tbsp of milk and mix until you have a soft dough.

    Make the shortbread bites

    • Pour the dough into your prepared baking tin and press down into a level layer, about 1 cm thick. We used the back of a slightly wet spoon but you could use your hands or anything else flat. If you like, at this point add some more sprinkles over the top of your shortbread.
    • Pop your baking tray into the fridge for 10 – 15 minutes.
    • Preheat your oven to 160C / 150C Fan / 325F and line a large baking tray.
    • Remove your shortbread dough from the fridge and place on a chopping board. Cut it into bite sized pieces using a pizza cutter or a knife. You can make them as large or small as you like.
    • Transfer the shortbread bites on to your baking tray, leaving a small gap between each one.

    Bake your shortbread bites

    • Pop your baking tray in the oven for 12 – 17 minutes (depending on how big they are). They’re ready when they’re just starting to colour and are slightly firm to the touch – don’t let them go golden brown.
    • Leave them to cool on the baking trays. Store the shortbread bites in an airtight container for up to five days.

     

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