Festive Shortbread

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.


  1. Hy there from the uk, just started watching your blog, tried your lemon and poppy seed cakes, yum! now going to try these. Oh by the we we are tryng to live the slow life too! best wishes

  2. Another UK one here - lovley recipe - I'm giving this a go - thank you!

  3. Thanks for the recipe. Must make some shortbread for pressies this year.

  4. Christine you have trained your girls well!

  5. Gorgeous photo, Chris! How clever is your little one! :)

  6. They look delicious I have been planning shortbread for a week or so now. You might have given me the push I need.

  7. Hi Debbie, nice of you to pop by! Glad you enjoyed the lemon/poppyseed cakes. This shortbread is super easy and fast to whip up - enjoy :)

    You are welcome, Orkneyflowers! I enjoyed browsing through your blog the other day! :)

    Hi Veggiegobbler - they make a great gift, don't they! One of my favourites to wrap up in a little package... :)

    They are trained well, Brydie, they even wash up (err..most of the time!). Boys can be just as good helpers too, though ;)

    She was quite chuffed, Celia, as she is only just starting out on her kitchening activities! Usually the older one is always in there..hogging the space and the oven! :)

    Thanks, Tammy, what would this time of year be without shortbread? :)

  8. Hello my friend!

    Your festive shortbread rocks, really!

    Yummie food!

  9. Hi Sophie! As always, you are too kind! Thankyou :)


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