Confetti Shortbread Cookies

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When was the last time you just let it all go and made a complete mess? If you are raising a child then that’s probably everyday. Right? Just the other day I made myself rummage though the entire house to put the clutter away. I couldn’t believe how many of my daughter’s darn hair bands and bows I discovered all over the house. Not to mention the peculiar places they were found. Like in the vegetable drawer of the fridge. I seriously don’t know how a bow ended up there. I’m sure it was the result of my daughter mimicking me putting food away and assumed that the bow, that fell out of her hair, was an imaginary apple. At least, I’d like to think that was the bow’s journey.

Taking the time from the chores of life, to play and bond with my daughter, is very important to me. It should all be fun and games. Why not have ice-cream for breakfast? Just kidding, that will make them go crazy resulting in skipping their nap. And we can’t have that, now can we? I love to encourage my daughter to get her hands dirty in the kitchen with either giving her simple tasks or playing a sensory game. Dying rice a fun color and then using all the kitchen tools to see if the rice will fall though or hold the rice makes for a fun activity. But honestly, the most fun we have is actually helping each other prepare a dish as a team. She will sit on the counter, or stand in her chair, and snap the ends off the green beans or asparagus. It shows accomplishment when they see the fruits of their labor and, what I hope, is a sense of pride. I find that most toddlers love using their hands and helping out so it’s a win-win. Sure the kitchen is gong to get a bit messier than usual, but seeing her smile when she finishes her task is something to cherish.

We recently made confetti shortbread cookies. This is a super easy recipe to do with the kids. They can mix all the ingredients together with their hands, mix in as much sprinkles as their heart desires, and then see the finished product in a very short amount of time. They are the perfect sweet cookie that you and your kid can nibble on together.
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Confetti Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 2 tbs powder sugar
  • 2 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2-3 tbsp confetti sprinkles
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Add the butter, powder sugar, vanilla, corn starch, salt, and flour to your Baby Bullet and blend together.
  2. Add the sprinkles, and 1 tbsp of the milk and blend.
  3. Add the last 1 tbsp milk and blend together.
  4. Line a shallow 8X8 dish with wax paper and add the mixture to the dish.
  5. Smash the mixture down with your hands (or grease one side of a piece of wax paper and with the dry side, press down so it wont stick). Remove the greased wax paper.
  6. Place in the fridge for 5-10 minutes.
  7. Take out and remove the cookie mixture.
  8. Using a knife, cut into stripes or bite size pieces.
  9. Place on a lined cookie sheet and bake at 325 for 10-17 minutes.
  10. Enjoy.

 

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About Anna O'Steen

I'm a Lady who loves to bake sweet treats like cakes, pies, bars, and desserts. I also love to cook savory foods and share my experiences with people so they can have the same enjoyment that I get from cooking.
With my YouTube show lovelyladycakes, I get my creative side out and help others, too.

Recently, a new mom to a beautiful girl, and making her organic food.
Come Learn, Interact and Eat with me.

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