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Cherry Shortbread Dough

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Makes 60
Makes 60

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.

6 ingredients8 steps


    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.


      • 675gUnsalted butter (softened) 
      • 375gBillington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar 
      • 1kgAllinson's plain white flour 
      • 1 tspSalt 
      • 200gDried sour cherries 
      • 100gBillington's unrefined demerara sugar 


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

    Nutritional information per 33g serving

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

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    Tender, crumbly shortbread that you can make multiple flavours with

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