shortbread cookies with red and pink sprinkles in a heart mug
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Cupid Bites

Just 20 minutes of prep and these fun little shortbread bites will supply a mouthful of Valentine's Day munchies! Pack up these Cupid Bites for a sweet teachers' treat!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American, Scottish
Keyword: Cupid Bites, Shortbread Cookies
Servings: 12 to 18 servings


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , at room temperature (plus more to butter the pan)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons Valentines colored nonpareils


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter the bottom and sides of an 8-inch pan, then line with parchment paper, pressing the sides and corners to stick.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, sugar and extract at medium speed until creamy, about 1-2 minutes. Add the flour and salt. Mix on low speed until a dough forms. It will be crumbly at first, but keep beating. Stir in the nonpareils until evenly distributed.
  • Transfer the dough to the lined pan and press evenly into the bottom. Use the parchment paper to lift the dough from the pan and transfer to a cutting board. Cut the dough into 1/2-inch square pieces (a pizza cutter works well). Place the squares 1/2-inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet; discard parchment paper. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, or until bottoms just begin to brown.
  • Recipe Source: Adapted from Land O Lakes


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