CHRISTMAS SHORTBREAD

There are honestly no words to describe these delicious buttery shortbreads.  We all look forward to Christmas when mum makes these.  I have asked her permission to share her Aunts and she has kindly said yes.

I hope these are as popular in your family as they are in ours.

INGREDIENTS

3 oz (90g) caster sugar

9 oz (255g) plain flour, sifted

2 oz (60g) wheatened cornflour, sifted

7 oz (180g) butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

extra caster sugar for sprinkling

STEP ONE

Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl of an electric mixer.

STEP TWO

Work in sifted flours gently until combined.

STEP THREE

Combine the dough into a ball and divide into 4 quarters.  Flatten out into rounds and pinch the edges like your making a pie crust.  Lightly score the dough into quarters and prick with a fork. Sprinkle with a little caster sugar.

STEP FOUR

Rest in the fridge for about 30 minutes.  Preheat your oven to 150C.

STEP FIVE

Take the shortbreads out of the fridge and bake in the oven for 45- 60 minutes until just golden brown.  Once out of the oven cut through the quarter score marks and let them cool completely.

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Rounds of Shortbread cut into quarters

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NordicWare cookie stamped shortbread rounds

 

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