Christmas Edition

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Make these easy, buttery shortbread biscuits as an afternoon activity or as a homemade Christmas present. Can add chocolate chips or Orange zest to the dough.

Serving makes 20-24 shortbread pieces.

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< 30 mins.


10 - 30 mins.


20 mins.



Icing Ingredients




Preheat the oven to 190°C/Gas mark 5


  • 250g butter
  • 110g caster sugar

Cream together butter and caster sugar together.


  • 360g plain flour

Fold in the flour and combine together to get a smooth paste. Turn out the dough to a work surface and gently roll out the dough to a 1cm thickness.


  • Cookie cutters

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


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


  • 240g icing sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • ½ tsp salt

Add the salt and egg white to the icing sugar and whisk together to prevent lumps from forming.


  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • *1 tsp milk (if required)

Add the vanilla extract and continue whisking.
*Add milk if lumps start to form.


Separate the icing sugar into smaller bowls.


In the individual bowl, add few drops of the required food colouring and mix well till you get the desired colour.


  • Piping bag
  • Ice modelling & garnishing toolset

Decorate the shortbread using the different coloured icing.

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