Super Simple Shortbread Biscuits

Thursday 18 February 2016

Welcome back to baking on my blog! I'm hoping that this will once again become a weekly feature, seeing as everyone seems to enjoy reading these kinds of posts, and of course I absolutely love creating them. This week I decided to do something simple, and delicious, Shortbread!

For this recipe you will need:
  • 125g Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 55g Caster Sugar
  • 180g Plain Flour
  • Chocolate chips (optional)

Start by preheating the oven to 190 degrees/Gas 5. To make the shortbread you need to beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Next add the flour to the mix, now the recipe I used said to stir with a spoon until you had a paste. However I decided to get my hands in there and work the mixture until it was coming together. It was also at this point that I decided to add chocolate chips to the mixture. Once at that stage I pressed the mixture into a ball and then rolled it out to about 1cm thick. Using a sharp knife I cut them into fingers, then placing them onto baking sheets covered with grease proof paper. Using a fork I carefully pricked the fingers, just as you see shop bought shortbread has, and then sprinkle with a little extra sugar.

These then went off into the fridge for 20 minutes to chill. Once chilled they move off into the oven for 15-20 minutes or until pale golden brown. When they come out of the oven they just need to chill completely.

So here they are, all completely baked and delicious. I had this tin leftover from some shortbread that Tim and I were given for Christmas, and I thought it was the perfect place to put my shortbread. These taste just as amazing as they look, and even though they aren't all 100% even, I think that gives them a little bit of extra charm.

Have you made shortbread before? Let me know in the comments below, also let me know if there is anything in particular that you would like to see me bake!
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