A little while ago I stumbled across a recipe for short bread biscuits on this blog, and to be perfectly honest it was actually the lovely photography of them that caught my attention, but then I had a go and realized just how easy they are to bake, and since then I have been impressing family and friends with them on a regular basis, who have since been requesting the recipe, so, so as not to disappoint them, here it is. (For a slightly different alternative and larger quantity see here also)
You will need:
150 g Plain Flour
100 g Butter
50 g Sugar. (you can adjust this if you find it too sweet)
What to do
- Preheat your oven to about 150 °C (this depends on the make of oven)
- Cream the sugar and butter together, then mix in the flour to resemble bread crumbs, it should all then come together to form a dough,
- Turn out and knead for a few minutes until the dough is lovely and smooth looking.
- Roll out on a well floured surface, about 4 mm thickness, then use a cutter in the desired shape to cut out your biscuits, place on some greased baking paper on a tray and bake for 7-10 mins. The biscuits should be turning a light golden colour at the edges.
- Take out of the oven and sprinkle with castor sugar, then cool.
- Then if you can resist the urge to eat them as they are, decorate, or as I did with the ones below, whip up some butter icing and sandwich together, as requested by my Hubby.