Christmas Funfetti Butter Cookie Bites

Slice this Christmas butter cookie recipe into tiny bites for gifting, receiving, and ENJOYING during the holiday season!

All snug in a decorative glass jar or mug, these flash-baked cookie tidbits make great holiday gifts for teachers, neighbors, and everyone else on your list!


Unsalted butter Granulated sugar Almond extract All-purpose flour Salt Nonpareils

Heat oven to 325°F. Use plastic film to line an 8 x 8-inch baking pan leaving a 1-inch-long overhang on both ends.

In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer with the paddle attachment, combine a very soft stick of unsalted butter with sugar and almond extract.

Reduce speed to low and add in flour and salt and beat until mixed. Add the nonpareils.

Use your fingers or a spatula to scrape the dough onto a work surface. Knead the dough 4 or 5 times then pat it into the plastic-lined 8 x 8-inch baking dish.

Using a long, sharp kitchen knife and a ruler (yes, a ruler for reference, these don't need to be exact), cut the dough into 1/2-inch squares.

Gently lift the squares and place them onto an ungreased baking sheet(s) 1/2-inch apart. Discard the plastic wrap.


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