Shortbread Cookies (With Idahoan Mashed Potatoes!) and a Giveaway

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Shortbread Cookies with Idahoan Mashed Potatoes

I love Christmas cookies. I am trying to get into the routine of making several for the season so that I can share them with others. One type I really love is shortbread cookies. Their flaky texture and buttery flavor gets me every time. Then I got to thinking…what if I made these with Idahoan mashed potatoes??

These Mashed Potato Shortbread Cookies are delicious. They still have the texture and flavor of other shortbread cookies, but they have hidden vegetables. My whole family loved these; you cannot even taste the mashed potatoes and they are so simple to make! If you set out cookies for Santa, these would be a great choice–sneak some veggies into his diet.

Shortbread Cookies with Buttery Idahoan Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature (1 stick)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Idahoan Buttery Homestyle mashed potatoes, prepared
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips for melting and dipping (optional)
  • Christmas-colored nonpareil sprinkles for dipping (optional)

Directions

1. Mix together the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, and salt.) If you have a large enough food processor, you can use that. I just used a pastry blender.

Shortbread Cookies with Idahoan Mashed Potatoes Dry Ingredients

2. Mix or blend in the wet ingredients (butter, vanilla, and mashed potatoes) until a dough forms. I used a combination of the pastry blender and my hands for this.

Shortbread Cookies with Idahoan Mashed Potatoes Wet Ingredients

3. Roll the dough into a tube a couple inches in diameter then wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes until the dough is firm.

4. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

5. Once the dough is chilled, take it out and slice it into discs about 1/3 inch thick. Set them on an ungreased pan 2 inches apart and bake for 12-14 minutes until the edges are a light brown color.

6. Once cooked, remove from the pan and onto a drying rack immediately. 

7. After the cookies are cooled, melt a bowl of chocolate (I used chocolate chips for ease) and dip the cookies in part way. Scrape off the excess if desired; I know I personally do not like a huge clump of chocolate on the cookies.

Shortbread Cookies with Idahoan Mashed Potatoes Dipped in Chocolate

8. While the chocolate is still melted, dip the cookies part way into a cup of Christmas-colored nonpareil sprinkles. 

Shortbread Cookies with Idahoan Mashed Potatoes Dipped in Chocolate and Sprinkles

9. Set the dipped cookies onto a piece of wax or parchment paper and let the chocolate harden on the cookies before serving.

Shortbread Cookies (With Idahoan Mashed Potatoes!) and a Giveaway
 
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These delicious buttery, flaky shortbread cookies make the perfect Christmas cookies to share. The mashed potatoes make a great addition and you cannot even taste them!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 15
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature (1 stick)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup Idahoan Buttery Homestyle mashed potatoes, prepared
  • 1 cup (about) semi-sweet chocolate chips for melting and dipping (optional)
  • Christmas-colored nonpareil sprinkles for dipping (optional)
Instructions
  1. Mix together the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, and salt.) If you have a large enough food processor, you can use that. I just used a pastry blender.
  2. Mix or blend in the wet ingredients (butter, vanilla, and mashed potatoes) until a dough forms. I used a combination of the pastry blender and my hands for this.
  3. Roll the dough into a tube a couple inches in diameter then wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes until the dough is firm.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350
  5. Once the dough is chilled, take it out and slice it into discs about ⅓ inch thick. Set them on an ungreased pan 2 inches apart and bake for 12-14 minutes until the edges are a light brown color.
  6. Once cooked, remove from the pan and onto a drying rack immediately.
  7. After the cookies are cooled, melt a bowl of chocolate (I used chocolate chips for ease) and dip the cookies in part way. Scrape off the excess if desired; I know I personally do not like a huge clump of chocolate on the cookies.
  8. While the chocolate is still melted, dip the cookies part way into a cup of Christmas-colored nonpareil sprinkles.
  9. Let the chocolate harden on the cookies before serving.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 cookies

 

Shortbread Cookies with Idahoan Mashed Potatoes Recipe

-What is your favorite Christmas cookie?

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236 Comments

  1. My favorite cookie has got to be good ole’ fashioned sugar cookie. My husband and I just made a few batches last week and it is always so much fun to punch out different shapes and decorate them!

  2. Those cookies look like so much fun! I love that they are made using mashed potatoes – I love unique recipes! I will have to try them out!

  3. You are so talented. Seriously these look incredible! I would NEVER have thought to make Mashed Potato Shortbread cookies!

    • Thank you, Stephanie! I appreciate it! I was just trying to think of something fun that would go with the season and buttery potatoes and I love shortbread cookies so this just fit! 🙂

  4. Hm… no favorite Christmas cookie, but my favorite cookie is def. snickerdoodles 😉

  5. I love chocolate chip cookies!!!

  6. My favorite Christmas cookiie are spritz cookies sprinkled witth colored sugar. (sprita are a type of butter cookie)

    • I love Spritz cookies too! I think I will have to make some this year now! I always loved adding colors and flavors to them when I was growing up.

  7. My favorite Christmas cookie is a chocolate chip cookie made with mint chocolate chips.

  8. How unique! I need to try these!

  9. Those look incredibly yummy!!

  10. I like oatmeal scotchies, but I am not so sure I could incorporate the potatoes into those.

  11. I love frosted sugar cookies the best.

  12. This looks like such a great recipe! YUM!

  13. These look yummy. You’d never know they were made with mashed potatoes!

  14. We make cracker candy at our house. Who would have thought that a cookie made with potatoes would be happening? Sounds good though!

  15. My favorite cookies are Pecan Fingers. I think I am going to have to try your recipe. Sounds yummy!

  16. My fave is Buckeye or nut roll cookies. I love those.

  17. Gingerbread men! I loveeeee a soft baked ginger bread cookie!!

  18. I love sugar cookies because they are so much fun to decorate.

  19. I love sugar cookies. It is so much fun putting the frosting and sprinkles on them with the kids.

    • Definitely! My son has yet to figure out how to decorate them without just eating everything as he goes. Such great memories lol.

  20. I love a good soft sugar cookie.

  21. My favorite xmas cookie is Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Raisin! Yum!

  22. I love peanut butter cookies with a Hershey kiss 🙂

  23. I like monster cookies

  24. i’m pretty plain– “sugar cookies” is my favorite!

  25. My favorite Christmas cookie is Sugar cookies with icing and lots of sprinkles.

  26. I love chocolate dipped Orange Almond cookie logs rolled in red and green colored sugar. My daughter and I make them every year and everyone always loves them. We love Idahoan potatoes, can’t wait to try this recipe out. Thanks!

  27. The tried and true butter/sugar cut-out cookies with buttercream frosting.you can eat them any time of year but they always taste better around the holidays and especially when they are made by someone else and not yourself.

  28. My favorite christmas cookie would be gingerbread.

  29. Ginger cookies will always be my favourite!

  30. I have always loved the recipe my mother made every Christmas – Cookies with Hershey’s Kisses on top.

  31. Sugar cookies.

  32. I love soft sugar cookies with icing on them. Especially if they have fun shapes.

  33. Probably a chocolate chip, but anything with chocolate. lol

  34. Favorite is date and nut pinwheel cookies. Somewhat time consuming but flavor is worth it.

  35. Wow… um… my favorite cookie is probably a good old fashioned chocolate chip!

  36. I love snicker doodles!

  37. I love the shortbread ones with powdered sugar on them

  38. I like good old fashion peanut butter

  39. Sugar cookies

  40. My family insists on chocolate chip cookies!

  41. gingerbread cookies are the best!

  42. My fav honestly has to be the Lofthouse cookies that you get at walmart, love homemade cookies, but those guys are the bomb!

  43. I love thumbprint cookies

  44. Molasses cookies are great. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  45. I absolutely love Polvorones with a little cinnamon sprinkled on them just out of the oven.

  46. My favorite Christmas cookie is pecan crescents.

  47. I love the decorated sugar cookies! I guess could make them all year long, but to me they are Christmas cookies!

  48. sugar cookies

  49. Shortbread is actually my favorite holiday cookie…never tried ’em with potatoes, though 😉
    (Goes well with my Scots-Irish heritage, though!)

    • That’s awesome! Haha I am sure most haven’t tried them with potatoes 😉 If you decide to, let me know how you like them!

  50. chocolae chip

  51. my favorite Christmas cookies are Chocolate Crinkles

  52. My favorite Christmas cookie is a decorated sugar cookie with royal icing.

  53. I love soft sugar cookies.

  54. Katyann Marne Driver

    molasses cookies

  55. Oh my, it’s hard to chose a favorite. I do love sugar cookies though, decorated for Christmas with my son.

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  57. Decorated almond cookies in Christmas shapes. My mother made them every year when I was growing up & now I make them every year with my son.

  58. My favorite cookies are chocolate chips. Your cookies look delicious!

  59. My favorite is frosted sugar cookies.

  60. I love gingerbread cookies but peanut butter are a year round favorite also!

  61. I love a good chewy molasses cookie! My entry name is Judith

  62. My favorite cookie is the sugar cookies with frosting

  63. I love butterscotch cookies.

  64. I don’t know what they’re called but my favorite cookies we have at Christmas time are the chocolate cookies rolled in sugar so that when they bake it looked crackled. So yummy!

  65. One of my favorite Christmas cookies are Pecan Sandies and I also like gingerbread cookies.

  66. my favorite cookies are pizzelles!

  67. My favorite Christmas Cookie are Thumbprints!

  68. I <3 every Christmas Cookie. EXCEPT the ones with Cinnamon cuz I'm allergic.
    – Danielle Priser

  69. I LOVE ginger cookies. They are so yummy.

  70. Oatmeal Cashew cookies have got to be my most favorite…sigh So yummy!!!

  71. My favorite Christmas cookies is sugar cookies 🙂

  72. peanut butter cookies any time of the year

  73. My favorite Christmas cookie are Texas Kiss Cookies

  74. Gingerbread!

  75. Sugar Cookies!

  76. Favorite Christmas cookie has too be…… Cucidati – Italian Fig Cookies. Hubby is from a huge Italian family so tons of cookies to choose from but these are amazing!

  77. Sugar cookie.

  78. I’m going to make pfeffernusse cookies this weekend. They are getting so hard to find in the store. They are a German, dark, spice cookie I love.

  79. I like chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin cookies

  80. No bake chocolate crinkle cookies are my favorite holiday cookies. They are also my kids favorite ones to make.

    • I love those too! So easy and so tasty! I forgot to make those this past year so I’ll have to make it a New Year’s snack.

  81. I like sugar cookies and chocolate chip but buckeyes are my favorite.

  82. I Love Love Love Chocolate Star Cookies and Spritz cookies.

  83. Can’t beat just a good ol frosted sugar cookie!

  84. I love extremely thin and really golden brown almost crispy sugar cookies.

  85. My favorite cookie is a butter cookie with sprinkles.

  86. I love Buttercream Frosted Sugar Cookie Cutouts!!!

  87. I love no bake oatmeal cookies

  88. It’s not really a cookie, but I love making buckeyes for the holidays.

  89. I’m not a big cookie person… but, my friend’s parents use to make Italian Cookies (no clue what they were) and they always tasted so wonderful.

  90. My favorite holiday cookie is white chip macadamia.

  91. I love baking sugar and gingerbread cookies with my kids. https://merlotmommy.com

  92. This recipe seems so different, but so good!!! Pinning it to try!! My favorite is Welsh Cake Cookies! 🙂

  93. My favorite cookie is chocolate chip! 🙂

  94. Wow, I have never considered putting mashed potatoes into a cookie before!

  95. I make cookies from traditional generations-old family recipes.

  96. Oh wow.. never heard of this. will have to try this!

  97. Gingerbread cookies are my favorite holiday cookie, although I love thumbprint cookies with green and red centers, too.

  98. Pecan Fingers sound so yummy

  99. MY all time is always good Ol chocolate chip! Can never go wrong! BUT these look incredible!

  100. Divinity is my favorite, thanks!
    Kim Reid

  101. I like iced sugar cookies.

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