Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Almond Shortbread Bites #ChristmasCookies

 Disclosure:  I received sponsor products to use in the creation of these recipes.  I did not receive any monetary compensation.  All opinions are my own. 

These tender little shortbread bites are flavored with almond extract and made festive with the addition of red and green sprinkles.

Almond Shortbread Bites

We are celebrating Christmas Cookie Week........
Welcome to #ChristmasCookies week where more than 25 bloggers are sharing cookie recipes perfect for your holiday celebrations. Hosted by Ellen from Family Around the Table, Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures and Heather from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks, we invite you to not only check out the recipes but enter the amazing giveaway found at the bottom of this post.

Don’t miss one delicious cookie recipe! Follow along on Pinterest.

bottle of almond extract

I was excited to receive some Almond Extract from Adams, one of our sponsors for this event.  I have used their products in the past and knew that it is of the finest quality.  I especially like that this company started here in my home state of Michigan.

Adams has also joined with the other sponsors to provide our readers with some marvelous prizes.  You will find a list of prizes and the raffle to enter to win at the bottom of this post.

Almond Shortbread Bites

These buttery little bites are baked up quickly in a 9x13" baking pan and then trimmed and cut into little squares that can be popped into the mouth.  My kids and granddaughters favorite part about these cookies are that they get to eat all the edges that have been trimmed.

Almond Shortbread Bites

I like that aspect of them too.  It's a win/win.  They get to snack on the ends and I get to put the little bites into a freezer container and save them to bring out during the holidays.  These cookies, of course, are wonderful any time of the year.  You can change the sprinkles for the season or you can omit the sprinkles completely.

Almond Shortbread Bites pin

I shared some Peppermint Patty Cookies with you on Monday and I will be back on Friday to share another wonderful Christmas Cookie recipe that I think you will love.  Some of the others are posting each and every day.  You can find their cookies by following #ChristmasCookies on social media.

Don't forget to scroll past this recipe to enter to win one of the amazing gifts being raffled off.

Cookies, Holidays, Christmas, Shortbread
Cookies, Desserts, Holidays, Christmas
Yield: 49 Bite Size Cookies
Author: Wendy Klik
Almond Shortbread Bites

Almond Shortbread Bites

These tender little shortbread bites are flavored with almond extract and made festive with the addition of red and green sprinkles.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 25 Mininactive time: 30 MinTotal time: 1 Hour


  • 2 sticks cold butter, cut into tablespoon portions
  • 2/3  c. sugar
  • 1/2 t. almond extract ( I used Adams)
  • 2 1/4 c. flour
  • 2 T. sprinkles, if desired


  1. Cream together the butter and sugar in the large bowl of a stand mixer.  Stir in the almond extract.  Turn the speed to low and gradually add the flour until incorporated, increase speed and mix until a dough is formed.  Reduce speed and stir in the sprinkles.
  2. Line a 9x13" baking pan with parchment paper with enough extra to be able to pick up the dough once baked.  Press the dough into the bottom of the pan to make an even layer. Place in the refrigerator for half an hour.
  3. Bake in a preheated 350* oven for 20-25 minutes, until edges are golden brown.  Remove from oven.  Lift the cookie dough out using the parchment and place onto a cutting board.  Using a sharp knife or bench knife, trim the edges off and set aside.  Cut the remaining cookie dough into small squares while still warm and then allow to cool before placing into an airtight container. 



Fat (grams)


Sat. Fat (grams)


Carbs (grams)


Fiber (grams)


Net carbs


Sugar (grams)


Protein (grams)


Sodium (milligrams)


Cholesterol (grams)

Created using The Recipes Generator

Time for the Giveaway


Prize 1: Tower of Treats from Millican Pecan Company

Assorted Pecan goodies in a tin.

Originally founded as the West Texas Pecan Nursery in the late 1800's, Millican Pecan is now in 5th generation ownership. Located in San Saba, TX, the family continues the tradition of pecan farming while also branching the business into the online world. The family also enjoys educating people about pecans. One winner will receive The Tower of Treats Gift Tins. The tower includes 3 decorative gift tins stacked on top of each other. The bottom tin includes our 2 lb. Chocolate Pecan Sampler, the middle tin is our Flavored Pecan Sampler and the top tin is an 8 oz. tin of Milk Chocolate Caramillicans (similar to Turtles). An $80 value.

Prize 2: An Assortment of Flavored Extracts from Adams Extract and Spices

Adams Extract Logo

 In January 2013, Adams, one of the oldest continuously operated companies in Texas and one of oldest spice and extract companies in the United States, celebrated its 125th birthday and was awarded the Texas Treasure Business Award, an award sponsored by State Bill 920 that recognizes the accomplishments of Texas businesses that have provided employment opportunities and support to the state’s economy for at least 50 years and pays tribute to the state’s well-established businesses and their exceptional historical contributions toward the state’s economic growth and prosperity.

Today, Adams proudly manufactures and markets under several Adams Brand banners, including Adams Best®, Adams Extract®, Adams® Seasoning & Spice, Adams Reserve®, Flavor King™, Pantry Basics™, Sear-n-Crust®, ClearVan™, Carniceria®, Cocina del Rey®, Naturals™, and Urban Canner™ along with the Adams Frozen Skillet Desserts and Adams Premium Ice Cream lines. In addition, Adams is proud to manufacture for some of the nations most respected Private Label Brands as well as other legacy Regional Seasoning Brands and is used to flavor many commercially produced food products around the nation.


Prize 3: A Set of Baking Pans from Anolon

Baking pans

Established in the 1950's, Meyer Manufacturing started by making and selling flashlights. In 1971 they started their journey into selling cookware. By 1986 they released the world’s first hard-anodized nonstick cookware which revolutionized the world of home cooking. Their nonstick surface didn’t flake or scratch easily.

Today they sell bakeware with nonstick interior and exterior made with a special sapphire-reinforced blend that is triple coated. NOTE: Color may vary from the photo above.

Prize 4: An Assorted Baking Box from Sweets & Treats

Sweets & Treats Logo

Make Sweets & Treats your one-stop shop for all your holiday sprinkle needs. In addition to fun, festive and colorful sprinkles, Sweets & Treats offers cupcake liners, edible glitters, sugars, and more.

Founded in 2010 by Shannon Harvey out of an industry need for bold, bright cupcake liners and baking supplies that are the life of the party! Based in Louisiana, Sweets & Treats is a designer cupcake liner manufacturer and party supply company that creates exclusive greaseproof cupcake liners, sprinkles, sprinkle mixes, paper straws, and other baking supplies. 


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Four (4) winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. Bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Winners have 24 hours to respond once notified by email, or they forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be chosen. The #FallFlavors bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members living in the household cannot enter or win the giveaway. Entries will be verified. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Giveaway open to US Residents only who are 18 years of age or older to enter giveaway. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #ChristmasCookies posts or entry.


  1. I love almond flavoring in cookies! Never made shortbread with it, I will now

  2. I love shortbread and these are so pretty!

  3. Great idea to jazz these up with red and green sprinkles!

  4. Those are so pretty! Love the plate too.

    1. I love these plates as well Karen. They were a gift from Frank's mom.

  5. Mmmmmmmm...almond extract, butter, and sprinkles....what's not to love about this recipe! Plus, I wouldn't have to share with nut-allergic B.O.B. Bob!!!

  6. I love a good shortbread. Almond sounds perfect!

  7. These look like the most tender perfect cookies - I love that pop of color from the sprinkles!

  8. Almond shortbread cookies are so good and I love that you made them festive!

  9. You can never go wrong with shortbread!


I enjoy getting comments and feedback from my audience. Please let me know what you think, keeping in mind that we are all entitled to our own beliefs and opinions. I am happy to hear yours as long as they are stated nicely.