Funfetti Shortbread Cookies

Funfetti shortbread cookies are little nuggets of happiness. And, when you have a platter of cookies for people to enjoy, even those that are “watching what they eat” will still grab a little nugget. Oh, and these can be made in less than an hour!

I happen to like these cookies for the ease of preparation. They get rolled out into a sheet pan, and cut into squares. Yep, super easy! Of course, you could roll and slice them as well, but we happen to like the way these are just a taste! And depending on the holiday, swap out to red and green for CHRISTMAS, or orange and black for HALLOWEEN!



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Funfetti shortbread bites

Funfetti Shortbread Cookies


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Ingredients for Funfetti Shortbread Cookies:

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6 Tablespoons rainbow nonpareils


Instructions for Funfetti Shortbread Cookies:


Pre heat oven to 325 degrees. Line a ½ sheet baking pan with plastic wrap and set aside.


Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy, almost white. Add in the almond extract and salt. Add in flour and beat until incorporated. Stir in nonpareils.


Dough will appear crumbly at this point. Knead the dough in the mixer bowl 5 or 6 times until a ball forms. Press the dough evenly into the lined ½ sheet pan. To make sure the dough is even, cover the dough with plastic wrap and press a second ½ sheet pan firmly on top of the dough.

Remove the top plastic wrap and turn the pan over on to a cutting board. Cut the dough into ½ inch squares. A pizza cutter works great. Place the dough squares ½ inch apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 17-18 minutes or until bottoms begin to brown. Allow to cool for 5 minutes. Remove from pan and put onto cooling rack. Store in air tight container.

















  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 17-18 minutes
  • Category: cookies
  • Method: baking

Keywords: shortbread, funfetti, cookies, holiday baking,

Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

Hi, we are Bruce and Dina Miller. We love to cook every night. We enjoy making a few healthy dishes, and also comfort food. We love crafting cocktails too! Come take a look, we would love to share our recipes with you.