Our nine year old made these biscuits recently for the Game of Life at school. They were so yummy, I just had to make another batch solely for our own consumption! A nice shortbread that is quick to prepare and would make a sweet gift wrapped up with a pretty ribbon.....
300g plain flour
50g rice flour
200g butter (cold!), cut into smallish cubes
100g caster sugar
Preheat oven to 170c. Line two baking trays with baking parchment paper. Place the flours and sugar into a food processor. Pulse to combine. Add the cubed butter and pulse again at intervals to incorporate into the flour. If needed, add a thin drizzle of water to bring the mixture together until it resembles breadcrumbs. Remove dough and pat gently into a ball.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough until about 0.5cm thick. Cut out with your favourite shaped cutters and place on the baking tray, spaced evenly apart. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden around the edges. Remove from oven and allow to cool on trays for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Best enjoyed with a cup of steaming hot drink.