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[Cookie Elf File] 12 Days of Christmas Cookies #2: Fairy Bites – A Christmas Shortbread Cookie
November 15, 2016
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12 Days of Christmas Cookies

Day 2: Fairy Bites – A Christmas Shortbread Cookie in Miniature

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Fairy Bites: they’re tiny shortbread cookies that are just TOO adorable. You make them like a traditional shortbread using the usual butter, sugar, flour and flavoring – but with two twists.

The first is the addition of nonpareils, those itsy-bitsy cookie decorations that are actually teeny balls of colored sugar to the dough.

And second is this: you cut the dough into bite-sized pieces before baking. Then you set the bites on the baking pan with a bit of space in between each one.

Voila! You’ve got perfect little confections for a tea party or favors or for a holiday cookie tray.  They’ll make you smile!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Bake time: 15 minutes
Makes 80 shortbread bites

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