Shortbread biscuits served on a wooden board with a cup of tea

Shortbread biscuits

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Makes 20 biscuits

Make these moreish shortbread biscuits using just three ingredients. They're wonderfully crumbly and go perfectly with a cup of tea for a mid-morning treat

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per biscuit

  • kcal79
  • fat4g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs9g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre0.3g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.1g
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Ingredients

  • 150g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 100g butter, chilled and cubed
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  • 50g caster sugar, plus 1 tbsp for sprinkling

Method

  1. Heat oven 170C/150C fan/gas 3. Put the flour, butter and sugar into a mixing bowl. Use your hands to combine the ingredients until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs, then squeeze until it comes together as a dough.

  2. On a lightly floured surface, use a rolling pin to roll out the dough to a thickness of ½ cm. Cut the dough into fingers and place on a lined baking tray. Use a fork to create imprints, then sprinkle with the remaining caster sugar.

  3. Chill the dough in the fridge for 20 mins, then bake for 15-20 mins until golden brown. Remove the shortbread fingers from the oven and leave to cool on the tray for 10 mins.

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KerryChang
18th May, 2019
5.05
I’m only 11 these are the best shortbreads EVeR
KerryChang
15th May, 2019
5.05
Put milk in after breadcrumbing the mixture but only a bit at a time
KerryChang
13th May, 2019
5.05
I love it
AdamParsons2003
18th Dec, 2015
Do you need to add water?
KerryChang
15th May, 2019
5.05
Milk not water and only a bit at a time
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