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35Total Time
15Prep Time
20Bake Time

Cherry Shortbread Dough

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About the bake

What could be a more perfect gift for your friends than a ready to bake shortbread dough? Just slice and bake, and in 20 minutes you will have fresh biscuits ready for festive guests.

35Total Time
15Prep Time
20Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    In a bowl whisk together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.

  2. Step 2:

    Stir in the flours, salt and cherries until it starts to come together.

  3. Step 3:

    Using clean hands, bring the dough together by gently kneading it.

  4. Step 4:

    Split the dough into 6 and roll each into a sausage with a diameter of 5cm.

  5. Step 5:

    Sprinkle the demerara sugar onto a tray. Roll each sausage in the sugar to coat the outside completely. Wrap well in cling film and refrigerate.

  6. Step 6:

    To wrap for gifting, cut 6 pieces of baking parchment into 30cm x 30 cm and wrap each biscuit dough. Secure with ribbons at either end to form a cracker shape.

  7. Step 7:

    Write the cooking instructions (see step 8), on a label and attach to the ribbon. Give as heartwarming ready to bake gifts.

  8. Step 8:

    To cook, preheat the oven to 180°C  (fan 170°C, gas mark 4). Grease and flour a baking sheet. Slice the dough into 10 even sized discs and bake for 15 minutes, until golden. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.


    • 675g Unsalted butter (softened)
    • 375g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 1kg Allinson's plain white flour
    • 1 tsp Salt
    • 200g Dried sour cherries
    • 100g Billington's unrefined demerara sugar


  • Whisk
  • Bowl
  • Baking tray
  • Cling film
  • Baking parchment
  • Ribbon and label

Nutritional Information

per 33g
  • 184cal Energy
  • 9.4g Fat
  • 5.9g of which Saturates
  • 23g Carbohydrates
  • 10g of which Sugars
  • 1.7g Protein
  • 0.09g Salt

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