Vanilla shortbread dough

Vanilla shortbread dough

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(53 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins - 15 mins

Easy

Between 16 - 44 biscuits, depending on recipe
Use this dough as the base for biscuits, to eat yourself, or to make as a Christmas gift

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

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Ingredients

  • 325g plain flour
  • 200g chilled salted butter
  • 125g/4½oz golden caster sugar
  • 2 tsp good-quality vanilla extract
  • 2 large free range egg yolk

Method

  1. Tip the flour into a food processor. Cut the butter into small pieces and drop them into the bowl, then whizz until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.

  2. Add the sugar, vanilla and egg yolks and whizz to a small dough.

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meenie
27th Mar, 2013
1.05
I didn't think these were special tasting at all! And certainly didn't taste shortbread like. I do admit, I did the recipe with softened butter which even after refrigerating the dough for 20mins made the dough very hard to work with. I won't try this recipe again based on flavour
naomisimon
13th Jan, 2013
This looks great but there is no temperature and how long to cook for.?
soozandhuw
4th Jul, 2014
If you look further down the recipes and go to the Vanilla thins recipe its the rest of these instructions.....including cooking times and temp.
neelzp
21st Dec, 2012
5.05
made these a few timees now, think next time i will be addind some chocolate chips in half of the dough for variety
diggerkate
17th Dec, 2012
When I made these a couple of weeks ago the mixture was really sloppy, couldn't roll it with a pin to make the stars I wanted, but could pinch bits off to roll into balls and then flatten slightly before putting them in the oven for about 10 minutes. Was really yummy and the first time ever that a plate of something I've baked and has been cleaned! Can anyone recommend a way to make the mixture less sloppy?
soozandhuw
4th Jul, 2014
smaller yolks or make sure you chill . You have to put the sausage of dough in cling film and slice it like bread, so chill for ages.
aisling2936
3rd Dec, 2012
This is a great wee recipe for shortcake cooked in 180 oven for 15 - 20 mins ill be using it a lot more :-)
saffystarxx
28th Jun, 2013
hi aisling2936 your comment really helped me decide if i should make them or not. thanks for giving the time and temperature to cook it ;)
billysquibbleuk
14th Nov, 2012
1.05
no temp or timings
rickeldred
4th Nov, 2012
Have made these many times now and they are a really big hit at the wife's work, always getting orders for these. And really ease to make.. I dip them in chocolate and add crushed nuts..

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