Katy's Shortbread

Katy's Shortbread

Make this tasty shortbread. Recipe devised by Kate Morris and Sally Brown.

30 minutes This should take about 30 mins

You will need:

  • 60g plain flour
  • 40g butter (room temperature)
  • Half a teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 20g caster sugar
  • 6 glace cherries

Remember to ask a Grown-up for help.

What to do:

Step 1

Before cooking, wash your hands and put an apron on. Weigh and measure all the ingredients. There should be enough for eight shortbread biscuits using the quantities shown.

Step 2

Put the flour and butter together in the mixing bowl, then rub with your fingers. Just imagine you are tickling the ingredients. Keep tickling until it becomes crumbly.

Step 3

Add half a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the bowl and then mix in the caster sugar. Tear the glace cherries into small pieces and add these to the mixing bowl too.

Step 4

Now squeeze the mixture into a ball with your hands until it all sticks together and sprinkle a clean surface with flour. Then roll the dough out flat with a rolling pin until it is about 0.5 cm thick.

Step 5

Now use a cutter to cut shapes out of your mixture and place them onto a baking tray that has been pre-covered with baking paper. You can re-roll the dough to cut more shortbread biscuits until it is all used up.

Step 6

You will need to ask a grown-up for help with this part. Place the tray in a pre-heated oven at 160ºC Fan/180ºC/Gas 3 for 12–15 minutes.

Step 7

Once they are cool you can eat them, but not all at once!

Step 8

Serving suggestion: make these biscuits as a lovely gift for someone special or serve one or two each with some fresh fruit and a glass of milk for a healthy snack. This dish can be frozen for up to one month.

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Make this tasty shortbread. Recipe devised by Kate Morris and Sally Brown.

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