Maxine's Shortbread Stockings

    You will need a Christmas stocking cutter. (If you can't find one, substitute stockings for maybe stars or snowmen.)

    New South Wales, Australia
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    Serves: 12 

    • 250g soft butter
    • 3/4 cup (125g) icing sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 2 1/4 cups plain flour
    • 1/4 cup cornflour

    Preparation:40min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat over to 180 degrees C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
    2. Beat 250g soft butter with 3/4 cup icing sugar and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla until pale and creamy.
    3. Sift the 2 1/4 cups plain flour and 1/4 cup cornflour over mixture. Stir to form a dough. Chill for 30 minutes in refrigerator.
    4. Roll out dough until 4mm thick. Cut out your stockings and place them on the prepared trays.
    5. Cook for 10-15 mins or until pale golden.
    6. Cool on a wire rack.
    7. When cool mix a some icing sugar with a little water and divide into a few bowls. Add a few drops of different colouring to each bowl.
    8. Decorate your stockings with the coloured icing. Leave to set.
    9. ENJOY!!
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