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A photo of biscuits. Star shaped shortbreads ties with red and white twine. Christmas Baubles and ribbons.

This is Kim's Nanna's shortbread recipe. She makes several batches (feeling sick after as she eats half the mixture!) prior to Christmas and packages up to give as gifts (placing shortbread into glass jars).


340g butter
110g icing sugar
3 ½ cups plain flour
2-3 tablespoons cornflour

What you need:

Measuring cups and spoons
Beater or Stand mixer
Mixing bowl
Rolling Pin
Biscuit Cutters


Beat butter and sugar to a cream then add the flour and cornflour

Roll out ¾ inch thick and using shapes (Christmas decorations or hearts or diamonds) cut into small sized biscuits

Cook for one hour in 180 degrees (or 160 degrees fan-forced).

This recipe was originally published in the Nov Dec 2019 IDEAS newsletter. Download a copy to read more great info! Nov Dec 2019 IDEAS newsletter

IDEAS does information so you can give shortbread.