Shortbread Biscuits

Ever wondered whether your could make shortbread yourself? Fear not - try our ridiculously easy, kid-friendly shortbread cookie/biscuit recipe and make a sweet treat the whole family will enjoy.

You'll need

  • 125g/4oz butter

  • 55g/2oz caster sugar, plus extra to finish

  • 180g/6oz plain flour


  1. Heat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5.

  2. Beat the butter and the sugar together until smooth.

  3. Stir in the flour to get a smooth paste. Turn on to a work surface and gently roll out until the paste is 1cm/½in thick.

  4. Cut into rounds or fingers and place onto a baking tray. Sprinkle with caster sugar and chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.

  5. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. Set aside to cool on a wire