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

Shortbread biscuits

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 15 mins


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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  • 150g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 100g butter, chilled and cubed



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 50g caster sugar, plus 1 tbsp for sprinkling


  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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9th Nov, 2019
Absolutely a bad recipe doesn't do as it says and just crumbles whilst your rolling it out
18th May, 2019
I’m only 11 these are the best shortbreads EVeR
15th May, 2019
Put milk in after breadcrumbing the mixture but only a bit at a time
13th May, 2019
I love it
18th Dec, 2015
Do you need to add water?
15th May, 2019
Milk not water and only a bit at a time
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