A few weeks ago I came across a super recipe for little shortbread biscuits on a blog that I really love – Make Do Sew. I have made these shortbread biscuits three times now as we love them so much and are great for keeping the kids busy decorating a couple of them each while I get on and clean/tidy/cook etc. Also you can cut them into any shape you want so they are perfect for themed events such as Christmas or Easter or different parties. They somehow taste ‘special’ but are so simple.
Shortbread Biscuits – for Easter
- 150g (5oz) plain flour
- 100g (4oz) room temperature butter
- 75g (3oz) icing sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg yolk
Beat the butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl until creamy. Beat in the egg yolk and vanilla extract. Sieve in the flour and combine until a soft dough forms, shape into a ball, wrap in cling film and place in the fridge for an hour or overnight.
Take dough out of the fridge 15 minutes before you are planning to use it. Pre-heat the oven to 170C/Gas 3 1/2.
Flour a surface and knead the dough until it feels smooth. Roll out to a thickness of about 4-5mm and cut into the desired shapes. Place on a lined baking tray and bake for 12-15 minutes until slightly golden at the edges.
Lou at Make Do Sew suggests adding different flavours such as lemon and poppy seeds or lavender, orange, nuts or caraway seeds, all of which sound amazing!
Can’t believe I managed to squeeze three posts in this week, happy days! I have a few more recipes that I’ve been trying out this weekend but the next few days are super busy so will have to wait until next week now.
Wishing you all a really happy Easter,