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Festive Shortbread Biscuits

December 17, 2014

Christmas is coming and the Blogger is getting fat, or maybe it’s the goose. Maybe it’s both of us?

Today I was whipped up some deliciously easy and very festive shortbread biscuits.

I wanted to share this easy peasy recipe with you so you can impress your family and friends over the Christmas period.

Here’s a few things you will need:

2 cups all purpose flour
Pinch of salt
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup of icing sugar
2 Tbsp Caster sugar

Method:

Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Sift Flour and salt together and set aside.

In separate bowl sift icing sugar, add the butter and cream together until smooth.

01 Pastry

Gradually mix in the flour and salt and mix until incorporated. Don’t over do it.

Cover the bowl and place in the fridge to rest for 40 – 60 mins,

Roll dough out until 1cm thick. If your dough is too crumbly to roll add a small bit more butter or a tiny splash of milk.

01 Raw Stars

01 Raw Stars2

Use your cutter to cut the dough to shape. This small star shape from Lakeland (1 omr), it is cheap but the Christmas effect is perfect.

Transfer dough cut outs to the baking tray. Sprinkle a generous amount of caster sugar onto the raw biscuits. It is Christmas after all.

Pop in the oven for around 15 mins or until the tops are starting to turn golden and the underside is firm.

01 Cooked Biscuits

Once cooled, sift icing sugar on top for a Christmas snowfall effect.

Now is the most important step – kick back with a cuppa and enjoy your spoils.

01 Tea and Biscuits

I may or may not have eaten 4 whilst I took the pictures… The Blogger is definitely getting fat.

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2 Comments

  • Reply OPNO December 18, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    3 or 4 only sister? 😉 you’ve got nothing on me.

    I love shortbread. I am lazy and just use regular sugar so less ingredients, and a I make a batch every friday and I eat the WHOLE batch by thursday afternoon. I always tell myself its for guests with tea, but… ;).

    Shortbread is the best. I’ll try your recipe though, since you are Scottish and should know how to make it;)

    • Reply Heather December 19, 2014 at 4:08 PM

      Haha that was only whilst I was making it, I didn’t write how many I ate next morning for breakfast with a massive cup of tea… 😛

      I am impressed you make a batch every week! Send me over your recipe and I’ll give it a bash 🙂 🙂

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