Funfetti Shortbread

by Megan on March 11, 2013

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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  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

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

  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 comments… read them below or add one }

cindy March 11, 2013 at 9:45 am

these are the fun-fettiest! and you know how I love a swirly-twirly pink icing!

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Megan March 11, 2013 at 11:19 am

Yeah girl! Fetti betty!

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Sydney @ Crepes of Wrath March 11, 2013 at 9:59 am

A 5K? Well freakin’ done! I couldn’t run a 1K…unless someone had a big slice of pizza for me at the end. You definitely deserve to eat an entire tray of these beautiful shortbread cookies.

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Megan March 11, 2013 at 11:19 am

Thanks, Sydney!

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Meghan March 11, 2013 at 10:35 am

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!

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Megan March 11, 2013 at 11:20 am

Oh, mix c.d.s still happen!

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Mark March 11, 2013 at 11:15 am

Congrats on the 5K!!

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Megan March 11, 2013 at 11:20 am

Thanks, Mark!!

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heather March 11, 2013 at 11:20 am

Aaah! I want one right this minute! My coffee is sad without funfetti shortbread.

And congrats on your 5k! That’s awesome!

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Megan March 11, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Yes! Rainbow-y forever!

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Nik March 11, 2013 at 11:52 am

Congrats on your first 5k! These are adorable and so are you.

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Megan March 11, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Shucks, Nik!

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Billy March 11, 2013 at 11:53 am

I love me some funfetti business, these look so good and cakeyish, and damn girl, look at you running that 5K!! High Fives!!

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Megan March 11, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Yes! There should be a High5K! ha

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Kimberly March 11, 2013 at 11:55 am

Congrats on your 5K! I love Detroit… even the decrepit parts! I also love funfetti everything! Yay!

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Megan March 11, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Thanks! And yeah, Detroit’s prettttty good!

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McKenna Ryan March 11, 2013 at 12:25 pm

These look so tasty! I would love to try one right now. xx. McKenna Lou
http://www.lynnandlou.com

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Megan March 11, 2013 at 1:35 pm

If only we were neighbors, McKenna!

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Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe March 11, 2013 at 2:21 pm

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! 🙂

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Megan March 12, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Thanks, Amanda! It’s the rainbow remix, ya know?

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Laura Dembowski March 12, 2013 at 9:51 am

Congrats on running the race! Such a great accomplishment. These look great! I love funfetti anything and everything and have never seen funfetti shortbread before.

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Megan March 12, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Thanks, Laura! It was so fun!

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Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry March 12, 2013 at 1:04 pm

My computer died too! I have been using my friends for when I need to do blog post but it really is like living in the past. These shortbread look so good! Congrats on the race.

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Megan March 12, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Shucks! It’s tricky being computer-less, eh?

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Nikkilooch March 13, 2013 at 6:10 am

Congrats on your first 5k! There’s not much that can rival that feeling of accomplishment. Except, making these cute cookies of course.

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Chelsey March 16, 2013 at 11:00 am

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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Rachel @ Bakerita April 11, 2013 at 2:21 pm

These pics make me giddy! Way too cute.

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