Easy Christmas Shortbread.

Easy Christmas Shortbread.

(Makes about 14). Can be frozen for up to a month or will keep up to five days in an airtight container.

Time: 10 mins making, 30 minutes resting, 16 minutes cooking. 10 minutes cooling.

You will need:

  • 125g soft butter/ margarine.
  • 150g plain flour.
  •  a pinch of salt.
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon.
  • 55g caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling.
  • Icing / decorations if you wish.
  • Cookie cutter.
  1. Mix the butter with the flour, cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Until it looks like breadcrumbs.
  2. Stir in the sugar and bring the dough together into a ball.
  3. Wrap the dough in Clingfilm. Chill for at least 30 minutes to rest the dough.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180c, fan 160c, gas 4.
  5. Unwrap the dough and roll flat (to 1 cm approx).
  6. Use a cutter to create your desired shape.
  7. Arrange on a lined baking tray and bake for 16 minutes until pale gold and lightly crispy. If not icing, Sprinkle with a little extra sugar, cool for 5 minutes on the tray. Then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Enjoy eating or pop in the freezer for later.


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