FROZEN inspired Shortbread Cookies

I’m usually one of those early shoppers, I like to get everyone one my list done before the hustle and bustle hits, but I leave my boys until mid December because they are constantly changing their minds, and adding to their list with every television commercial they see. This year, I haven’t even started anyone on my list. Partly because we did some travelling in November that occupied my time and thoughts, but mostly because I just don’t know what to buy! So since I’m putting shopping off, I decided to get started early on my holiday baking, I can’t leave it all till the end right?

Can you guess what I’m whipping up with these?

gay leaWith the Disney hit FROZEN everywhere I look these days, I decided to make a fun movie twist to my regular shortbread cookies this year! 

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1 cup Gay Lea butter

1/2 cup icing sugar

1/4 Peppermint Extract (optional)

2 cups all purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 Blue Candy Canes, crushed

shortbread cookiesDirections

Cream butter and icing sugar together. If using the peppermint, add in now. Slowly add flour and salt mixing well. 

Roll out with rolling pin about 1/4 inch thick

Cut with a snowflake shaped cookie cutter. I knew I had one in a Christmas set, so I didn’t buy one. I wasn’t overly impressed with it though once I got cutting, it’s not as pretty as I would have liked. My youngest called it a star, so I will likely pick up a prettier design in the future. 

Place on  a parchment lined cookie sheet, and sprinkle with crushed candy canes. To crush, I put mine in a ziploc bag and smashed them with a rolling pin, it worked wonderfully!

Refrigerate for about 15 minutes

Bake at 350F for 8-10 min or until edges are light brown 

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FROZEN inspired Shortbread Cookies with Gay Lea + Contest
Recipe type: Cookie
  • 1 cup Gay Lea butter
  • ½ cup icing sugar
  • ¼ Peppermint Extract (optional)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 Blue Candy Canes, crushed
  1. Cream butter and icing sugar together. If using the peppermint, add in now. Slowly add flour and salt mixing well.
  2. Roll out with a dusted rolling pin about ¼ inch think.
  3. Cut with a snowflake shaped cookie cutter.
  4. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet, and sprinkle with crushed candy canes.
  5. Refrigerate for about 15 minutes
  6. Bake at 350F for 8-10 min or until edges are light brown

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Need some shortbread inspiration? Pop over to the Gay Lea Website where you’ll find plenty of amazing holiday recipes!



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  1. Doris Calvert says:

    These are so cute, my niece will want to make them! thanks 🙂

  2. What a great idea! Where did you get the blue candy canes?

  3. Perfect! Planning on making some shortbread tomorrow!

  4. danielle t says:

    I was baking cookies from a tube this morning and was really wishing I was making homemade shortbread. I think I have found my inspiration to take my baking to the next level. but now I have to buy candy canes

    • momvstheboys says:

      any excuse to buy candy canes is a good excuse 😉

      • danielle t says:

        went to make these for my daughters girl guide meeting tonight. now I have the candy canes, check the recipe again and I don’t have the icing sugar. boxed brownies it is. i don’t know how you keep up with a blog and everything else. argh, i love shortbread and i will make these. i can do this.

        • momvstheboys says:

          oh no! there’s still plenty of time before Christmas, you’ll get them done! lol

          • danielle t says:

            got them made and sooooooooo delicious. will have to make a few more batches, because I might this whole batch tonight

  5. I LOVE shortbread – and those are so cute! What a great twist!

  6. Mmm… shortbread is one of my favourite holiday treats. Perhaps over the holidays I should finally actually see this movie!

    • momvstheboys says:

      the holidays are the perfect time! We took our boys to the theatre the day after an ice storm hit Ontario! It seemed fitting since our word was ice!

  7. Those are so cute, and my son pointed at the screen and said “Frozen”. Anything winter is “Frozen” so you did a great job 🙂 I love shortbread!

  8. We LOVE shortbread and Frozen around here so I should make these too! They look soo cute!!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  9. Teresa Claire says:

    These look really festive and I love the colour of the candy canes!

  10. These cookies are so pretty, Jennifer! All my nieces are big fans of the movie and will love making these 🙂 I love that you crushed blue candy canes, that’s such a great idea!

  11. Victoria Ess says:

    My niece would LOVE these! Such a lover of Frozen!

  12. Going to share this recipe with my daughter; my granddaughter loves everything Frozen!

  13. Great Christmas cookie recipe!

  14. What a great idea for using different coloured candy-canes! I have to dig out my christmas cookie cutters

  15. loucheryl says:

    I’m a sucker for shortbread cookies. These are so pretty. I just love Christmas!

  16. Very cute , my daughter would love to help make these.

  17. These look like yummy shortbread cookies.

  18. Debbie White Beattie says:

    This recipe looks really good. I’ve never seen a recipe for cookies with mint in it but I love it.

  19. Shortbread is so good and we love making it as Christmas. Love your Frozen inspired cookies.

  20. Cheryl MacPhail says:

    Yum! I just love shortbread cookies!! AN dour daughters would love the blue frozen sprinkles 🙂

  21. Lynda Cook says:

    I love this recipe and I am going to have to give it a whirl, they sound much better then my recipe, I imagine you could use the coloured sugar as well if you can not get the candy canes!!

  22. My niece would go crazy for these as she loves Frozen!

  23. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    At least one of my granddaughters would be very happy with these, she’s a big Frozen fan and me I just love shortbread and cookies 🙂

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