shortbread cookie bars with sprinkles
5 from 3 votes

Christmas Shortbread Cookie Bars

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Servings: 24 bars
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy bar recipes, easy dessert recipes, holiday recipes
Calories: 240 kcal

Light, tender shortbread topped off with Christmas sprinkles!


  • 2 cups butter room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons Christmas sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Mix in the flour and cornstarch until well combined.
  4. For thick shortbread bars, pat dough into a 9x13 baking dish. Prick with a fork. For thinner shortbread bars, pat into an ungreased 10x15 rimmed baking sheet. Prick all over with a fork.

  5. Sprinkle the bars with sprinkles.

  6. Bake for 50 minutes (40 minutes for thinner bars) or until the edges are lightly golden and the cookie is set.

  7. Cut into squares while warm, but do not remove from pan until fully cooled.

Nutrition Facts
Christmas Shortbread Cookie Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 240 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 135mg6%
Potassium 24mg1%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 475IU10%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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