Peppermint Shortbread Bars

Peppermint Shortbread Bars


  • 1 cup 2 sticks butter - room temperature
  • 3/4 cup confectioners sugar- sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour- spooned- not scooped
  • 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 1/2 cup Andes peppermint crunch bits


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Spray 8x8 glass baking dish with cooking spray- set aside
  3. In mixer bowl- combine butter, confectioners sugar, vanilla, flour & salt. Beat until well combined. Should look moist but not creamy
  4. Fold in peppermint bits.
  5. Transfer to your prepared baking dish. Press down with fingers to flatten & spread out into dish.
  6. Bake until firm & pale golden color. 35-40 minutes
  7. Let cool on wire rack about 30 minutes before cutting & transferring to airtight container or serving.