Classic Shortbread
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Classic Shortbread

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  • 27min

These all-butter shortbread biscuits are simple yet luxurious. Use a biscuit cutter to make festive shapes for Christmas or any occasion!



Serves: 12 

  • 450g butter, softened
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 500g plain flour


Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:27min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Stir in vanilla; add flour and mix well.
  3. Roll out to 1cm thickness and cut out desired shapes with biscuit cutters. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

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Reviews (3)


Wow! Half the butter though please! Way too much butter. I had to add several cups of flour which made them a bit chalky but still quite good. - 14 Dec 2011

by ziggi

Simple, uncomplicated recipe sees you churning out biscuits in no time. - 14 Dec 2008

by annlroe

i used half the quantity of ingredients just to try them and i still somehow got 12 biscuits (medium size). I had to leave them in the oven for 20 minutes in total and they were scrumptious!!! - 12 Dec 2012

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