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

Shortbread biscuits

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • 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

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per biscuit
NutrientUnit
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
  • 50g caster sugar, plus 1 tbsp for sprinkling

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the 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.

  • STEP 2

    On a lightly floured surface, use a rolling pin to roll out the dough to ½ cm thick. 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.

  • STEP 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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