Shortbread

Shortbread recipes

20 Recipes

Master the art of making buttery, crumbly shortbread. Our recipe ideas include classic biscuits, Millionnaire's shortbread and everything in between... 

Giant strawberry shortcake

4.375

(6 ratings)

The Great British Bake Off winner combines two classic bakes - Victoria sponge and jammy shortbread. The result is dazzling
  • 2 hours and 15 mins
  • More effort

Caramel passion fruit slice

5

(3 ratings)

An exotic twist on the traditional caramel slice, this passion fruit traybake on a shortbread base is a real treat, ideal for bake sales and coffee mornings
  • 35 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Espresso, hazelnut & chocolate shortbread

5

(2 ratings)

These biscuits are the perfect blend of rich coffee, dark chocolate and toasted nuts. Simple to make, they're ideal if you're sharing a cuppa with friends...
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sugared flower shortbreads

5

(1 rating)

These delicate shortbreads make a perfect gift. Given a floral hint with rosewater, you could also use orange blossom extract or dried lavender
  • 1 hour and 12 mins
  • More effort

Mincemeat & shortbread squares

5

(1 rating)

An easy alternative to mince pies. For a festive presentation, pile the squares on a cake stand and top with holly and a snowy dusting of icing sugar.
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Rudolph shortbread

5

(2 ratings)

These simple shortbread triangles are a great edible gift for kids to make over Christmas - decorate with Smarties or other sweets and wrap up with pipe cleaner 'reindeer' antlers
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Nutty Florentine bars

5

(2 ratings)

This clever tray bake combines a buttery shortbread base with a Florentine inspired topping - finished with cherries and dark chocolate
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Lemon & ginger shortbread

4.25

(10 ratings)

This zesty teatime shortbread from BBC Good Food reader Jo Foster has a beautiful crumbly texture, plus zingy lemon and warming ginger flavour
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Apricot shortbread

5

(6 ratings)

Give homemade biscuits a fruity spin by sandwiching a layer of apricots in between two layers of buttery tray-baked shortbread
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Jammy heart drops

3.1875

(4 ratings)

Cook from the heart and serve these raspberry-centred biscuits to kids, young and old- you don't need a special cutter, either
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Cherry shortbread hearts

3.98148

(27 ratings)

James Martin's easy biscuits taste as good as they look and make an ideal Valentine's Day gift
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Cinnamon shortbread

4

(2 ratings)

Shards of this simple, Christmas-spiced shortbread add a professional finish to creamy desserts
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Shortbread

4.633335

(45 ratings)

This rich home-baked treat is a real crowd-pleaser
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Crisp orange shortbread

4.152175

(23 ratings)

Coeliac sufferers need not miss out on sweet treats with this gluten-free melt-in-the-mouth shortbread recipe
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Vanilla shortbread dough

4.34722

(54 ratings)

Use this dough as the base for biscuits, to eat yourself, or to make as a Christmas gift
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Caramel squares

3.55

(15 ratings)

A crunchy base, thick chocolate and sweet caramel; these gooey teatime treats bring back nostalgic memories for Jane Hornby
  • 1 hour and 6 mins
  • More effort