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Two-Bite Shortbread Cookies

Two-Bite Shortbread Cookies

  • Author: Jessica | Sweet + Savor
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 120 1x


No Christmas cookie box is complete without a great shortbread cookie, and these two-bite shortbread cookies might even end up being the star. Super-simple to make and melt-in-your-mouth buttery goodness, they’re perfect for gifting. But, be sure to double the recipe, and freeze a batch for yourself for later. 



  • 228g (1 cup) Irish butter, room temperature
  • 130g (1/2  cup) raw sugar (regular granulated is ok too)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 280g (2 cup)  all-purpose flour
  • 90g (1/2 cup) mini chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoon sprinkles, plus more for topping
  • 114g (4 oz) chocolate of your choice, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
  2. Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, combine butter, sugar, salt, and vanilla extract. Beat on medium until combined and light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  3. Slowly add the flour and mix on low until dough comes together, another minute.
  4. Add the mini chocolate chips and sprinkles and knead by hand until evenly distributed. 
  5. Place the dough on parchment paper and roll until dough is 1/4-1/2 inch in thickness. As you roll keep the dough in a square shape to make cutting easier. Freeze the dough for 15 minutes.
  6. Cut dough into 1-inch squares and transfer to large baking sheets spaced ¼-½ inch apart (shortbread won’t spread much during baking). Bake 20 minutes until light golden in color. Let the cookies cool on the pan.
  7. Place chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl and heat in the microwave in 30-second increments until melted and fully combined, stirring after each 30-second interval.
  8. Once cooled, drizzle with melted chocolate and top with remaining sprinkles. 


Store in an airtight at room temperature for up to 5 days

TIP: Mix and match your sprinkles and mix-in for a fun treat any time of the year! 
Mix-In Suggestions:
rainbow sprinkles
white chocolate chips
toffee bits
shredded coconut
butterscotch chips