Homemade Shortbread

  • Total Time

    25m
    • Prep Time

      10m
    • Bake Time

      15m
  • Serves

    16


What could be more perfect that a few bites of buttery homemade shortbread? The ideal accompaniment to a warm cup of tea or even a thoughtful gift to a friend or family. It's no surprise that this recipe is one of the most popular on our site.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan 160°C, gas mark 4) and grease an 8" round tin.

  2. Sift flour into a bowl with the sugar. Chop the butter into cubes and then add to the other ingredients.

    • 300g Plain White Flour
    • 200g Unsalted Butter
    • 100g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 1½ tsp Nielsen Massey Vanilla Extract
  3. Rub the butter into the flour and sugar with your finger tips. When the dough begin to form shape, add a few drops of vanilla extract.

  4. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface and use cutter to cut out shapes. Alternatively, you can cut the dough into rectangular shapes using a sharp knife.

  5. Place on the baking sheet and bake for 15-20mins. When golden, remove from the oven and leave to cool on a cooling rack.

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Reviews

  1. 1 star rating

    Why grease the baking tin if you do not use it?

  2. 1 star rating

    It’s ok I guess but I need it to be thick

  3. 5 star rating

    Very good page

  4. 5 star rating

    Really helpfull

  5. 5 star rating

    Easy quick delicious recipe will be making this again thanku bakingmad

  6. 5 star rating

    It's not a review but a question (any chance of having a section where you can just leave a question?). How long does the shortbread last, and how thick should you roll it out to?
    Thanks
    ________________________________________________
    Hi,

    I would recommend to roll it out to 2cm thickness for a traditional shortbread. To keep the shortbread as fresh as possible store in an airtight container.

    Happy Baking!

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