Birthday Cake Shortbread Cookie Bites by The Toasty Kitchen

Birthday Cake Shortbread Cookie Bites

Birthday Cake Shortbread Cookie Bites are bite size cookies filled with rainbow sprinkles. They are tender, sweet, and taste like birthday cake.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword birthday cake shortbread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 200 bites
Calories 17kcal
Author Heather


  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons rainbow jimmies


  • In a bowl, cream together butter, sugar, vanilla extract, and almond extract.
  • In a separate bowl, sift (or whisk) flour. Add flour to butter mixture and mix until a dough forms. Add rainbow jimmies and mix until just combined.
  • Press dough into a parchment lined 9x13 baking pan and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Pull dough and parchment out of baking pan. Slice dough into about 3/4" rows across and down to create squares. Place squares about 1 inch apart on parchment lined baking sheet (it will take 2 or more sheets to bake all cookies).
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until cookies begin to lightly brown around the edges. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 2-3 minutes before removing from sheet to cool completely.


Your cookies will keep for 5-7 days in a sealed container. To help keep cookies fresh, you can place a slice of bread in the container with the cookies. Replace the bread slice as needed. You can keep raw cookie dough in the refrigerator for 3 days. Cookie dough and baked cookies freeze well, up to 3 months in a sealed plastic container or freezer bag. Allow frozen dough to thaw for up to 10 minutes on the baking sheet before baking, or add 1-2 minutes to the baking time.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 17kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 2mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.1mg