Shortbread Christmas Cookies Recipe

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Kristin Published: December 15, 2020 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Shortbread Christmas Cookies

Bake up a colorful batch of Christmas cookies for your next holiday festivity! It’s rich, tasteful, and takes only 30 minutes to make.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 2cupsbutter
  • 1cuppowdered sugar
  • 3cupsflour
  • cupscornstarch
  • 1tspvanilla
  • food coloring,optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.

  2. Cream the butter and vanilla with a stand mixer until fluffy.

  3. Add the flour, powdered sugar and cornstarch a little at a time while mixing.

  4. Divide the dough into pieces based on the number of available food colors, then knead in a few drops of coloring to reach desired color.

  5. Roll into balls, then place on an ungreased cookie sheet.

  6. Flatten with a fork, a meat tenderizer or the bottom of a designed glass. Top with sprinkles, if desired.

  7. Bake for 20 minutes.

  8. Cool completely, serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 80.98kcal
  • Fat: 5.17g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.25g
  • Trans Fat: 0.21g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.33g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.21g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.08g
  • Fiber: 0.16g
  • Sugar: 1.66g
  • Protein: 0.60g
  • Cholesterol: 13.56mg
  • Sodium: 1.08mg
  • Calcium: 2.37mg
  • Potassium: 7.29mg
  • Iron: 0.08mg
  • Vitamin A: 43.13µg
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