Christmas Shortbread

Get the kids involved in this fun baking recipe in preparation for the Christmas festivities.


125g/4oz butter

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

180g/6oz plain flour

Serves 20 


  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. Use Christmas themed cookie cutters to cut our your shapes 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 rack.


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