Funfetti Shortbread

Funfetti Shortbread // take a megabite

I’m living in the past. Since my computer died I’ve been listening to c.d.s on my old boom box. The skipping that keeps happening because of my scratch-y car floor c.d.s doesn’t make me miss Spotify a bit…

Funfetti Shortbread Dough F'sho // take a megabite

So while I’m getting jiggy with the past, I figured why not go the funfetti route. I mean, nothing screams childhood more than rainbow sprinkles, right? AND since it’s getting close to St. Patrick’s day, rainbows should be happening always. I hope that these shortbread squares lead me to a pot of gold filled with non scratchy c.d.s, more springy days, bike ride adventures, and pizza picnics.

Funfetti Shortbread // take a megabite

Funfetti Shortbread
Recipe adapted from Cook Republic


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 T sugar
  • big pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into squares and chilled
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • 1/4 t almond extract
  • 2-3 T milk
  • 2 T sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl stir together the flour, sugar, and salt. Using a pastry blender or your hands, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles bread crumbs. Stir vanilla and almond extracts into 1 tablespoon of milk.
  3. Stir milk mixture into dry ingredients. Add more milk 1 tablespoon at a time until a nice dough forms. Gently knead in sprinkles and roll into a ball. Roll into an 8×5 inch rectangle that’s about an inch high. Cut into bite-size squares and separate slightly.
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes until the bottoms just start to brown and the top starts turning golden. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack.

Funfetti Shortbread // take a megabite

Raspberry Pink Icing


  • 1 1/2 t butter, melted
  • 1/2-1 cup powdered sugar, divided
  • juice from 1 small orange
  • 2-4 raspberries mashed


  1. Stir butter and 1/2 cup powdered sugar together until it looks like large crumbs.
  2. Add 2 teaspoons orange juice and mix completely. Add enough juice to thin the icing. Whisk until smooth. Mash two raspberries and stir into the icing.
  3. Add remaining powdered sugar one tablespoon at a time until slightly thicker than a glaze. Drizzle over shortbread.

Click HERE for a printable pdf of the recipes above.

Cork Town 5K // take a megabite

I ran my first 5K yesterday! 

(I had a bacon beer waffles before and beignets after. Best day!)

27 thoughts on “Funfetti Shortbread”

  1. In a word these look so.. Fun! I kind of miss cd’s, if only for the mix tape possibilities. Unless I’m just totally outta the loop, no one gifts each other with Spotify playlists. Congrats on the 5k! Races are always so rewarding!

  2. I already love shortbread and you just went and made it prettier and cuter, so I can totally get behind this. As in, I might have to make a batch of this for me, myself, and I tonight. Don’t judge me if I eat half of the batch. I’ll share the rest.
    Congrats on your first 5k! 🙂

  3. I only use cds…I am not full of technology, unfortunately. Anyway, I made this shortbread and it was delightful. As well as gorgeous! Thank you for the recipe.

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