Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Easy Shortbread Biscuits

Shortbread is something I have always been a little bit scared of making, I've made it before (a few years ago) and it was not a success. This year though I figured I would give it another go. I'm so pleased I did, as it is so yummy and worked out just as I remember having as a kid, all buttery goodness. I used a recipe from 'The Country Table', but adapted the method a little bit, as I'm lazy like that!

250 Butter, Softened
1/3 Cup Caster Sugar
1 Tablespoon Water
2 Cups Plain Flour
1/2 Cup Rice Flour
1 Dessert Spoon Icing Sugar

Throw it all in the Food Processor, whizz it around until it's all combined. Pull it out, either roll it out on a floured bench or press out with your hands. I used Christmas Shape cutters to make them all Christmasy and cut out the shapes. You can make them thick or thin (just vary your cooking time). Bake in the oven on greased trays for 30-40mins. Cool them on the tray. Dust with Icing Sugar before serving.

They were a big hit at the class party, and made a nice option from chips and lollies that were on offer. The rest of the batch will go in for the Presentation Night Supper, as the leftovers will send me up a dress size.


  1. They look lovely and shortbread is a huge hit in our house so I may have to try these myself. xx

  2. I love shortbread! They look delicious and the recipe sounds really easy.

  3. Oooo they look incredible. You are so good Nat, put me to shame, I have not done a scrap of Christmas baking as yet :/ I don't know where you find the time, but it's so lovely that you do squeeze it in somewhere there xoxo


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