Millionaire's shortbread cut into squares

Shortbread recipes

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

50 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Get the right balance of biscuit, caramel and chocolate to bake the perfect millionaire's shortbread. Enjoy with your afternoon tea or coffee

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
78 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Bake these classic shortbread biscuits to wow a crowd. You only need four ingredients, but you can mix it up with lemon or orange zest, or try adding chopped pistachios

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
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8 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

Combine millionaire's shortbread with classic coffee and walnut flavours in this delicious bake. It's the perfect partner to a cup of tea for elevenses, or for a special occasion like Mother's Day

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

The Great British Bake Off winner combines two classic bakes - Victoria sponge and jammy shortbread. The result is dazzling

2 hrs and 15 mins
More effort
9 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
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Vegetarian
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star 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 hr and 12 mins
More effort
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star 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…

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr
Easy
24 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Dip sweet and crumbly Viennese biscuits in milk and white chocolate for an irresistible tea time treat

25 mins
Easy
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This clever tray bake combines a buttery shortbread base with a Florentine inspired topping - finished with cherries and dark chocolate

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
23 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
9 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

45 mins
Easy
6 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
9 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

This popular shortbread bake is placed in a whole new league with the addition of an extra layer of indulgence plus a salted toffee topping

1 hr and 40 mins
More effort
4 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

A clever decoration technique for this classic tea time biscuit - use a doily to dust on a pretty lace pattern in icing sugar

45 mins
Easy
98 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

You're only five ingredients away from a double chocolate melt-in-your-mouth delight

22 mins
Easy
31 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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

30 mins
Easy
4 ratings 3.3 out of 5 star rating

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

45 mins
Easy
25 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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

35 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
58 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

15 mins
Easy
15 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

A crunchy base, thick chocolate and sweet caramel; these gooey teatime treats bring back nostalgic memories for Jane Hornby

1 hr and 6 mins
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