Sweet Spiced Shortbread

    45 minutes

    Based on a traditional Scottish shortbread this recipe has a rich cinnamon flavour and sweetened with brown sugar.

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    Serves: 16 

    • 1 1/4 (155g) plain flour
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon white sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 125g butter

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C.
    2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, brown sugar, white sugar and cinnamon. Cut or rub in the butter until the mixture is like fine crumbs.
    3. Pack the crumbs into a ball, then knead by hand until smooth.
    4. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out into an 20cm circle. Place the circle on a baking tray and slice into 16 wedges. Leave the circle intact.
    5. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes or until the centre has set. Cut the circle into wedges again while it is still warm and transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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    Delicious! Easy to make very snazy for company  -  06 Dec 2009


    Made a yummy shortbread. I used fresh ground cinnamon.  -  11 May 2009


    These were great! I made 1 batch to see what they'd be like and about a half an hour later my Grandemother asked me to make more! My Grandma is notoriously picky so when she asked for more I knew they were a hit! Thanks!  -  07 Nov 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)