Tuesday, 24 December 2013

The Best Shortbread Recipe

Merry Christmas Eve!

Christmas Eve is my absolute favourite day of the year, and I got to spend it in the kitchen cooking the most delicious shortbread biscuits ever. This recipe is easy and tastes incredible. And I love them dipped in chocolate!


200g of butter, room temperature
90g of caster sugar
60g of cornflour
270g of plain flour
1/2tsp. of baking powder
A pinch of salt

1. Cream together the butter and caster sugar in a mixmaster until well combined.

2. Sift flours and baking powder into the mixture, add a pinch of salt and beat on low until it comes together into a ball.

3. Transfer to a floured surface, knead lightly.

4. Cover with plastic wrap and place into the fridge for 30 minutes.

5. After 30 minutes, remove from the fridge and with a rolling pin gently spread out the mixture (you may need to do this in halves).

6. Choose what shape you want your cookies to be and press out shapes with your selected cookie cutters. I used Christmas trees.

7. Transfer to a tray and put them in the oven at 130C for 1 hour.

8. Let the shortbread cool for 30 minutes. When they are cool, melt chocolate to a smooth and glossy consistency. Dip the ends of the shortbread into the chocolate and place back onto the tray to dry.

9. Once dry, enjoy!

I hope you all have an amazing Christmas!


  1. I love your tree shaped cutter! These look so festive, I'm vegan but going to try with a butter substitute as they just look so perfect for christmas! Merry christmas, have a great day :) XXX

    1. Thank-you, and I hope you enjoy them! xxx

  2. These look so pretty and yummy!! And the photos are so pretty too!! :D