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{Sweet Tooth} Shortbread

{Sweet Tooth} Shortbread

Shortbread, Lana KenneyShortbread, Lana KenneyHappy Monday to you all! Did you have a good weekend? I managed to do everything on my list and more plus do some baking for this months Sweet Tooth. I couldn’t decide what to make and finally went with shortbread biscuits. These little bites are dangerously decadent especially since you can’t stop at one! And since they’re loaded with butter, they’re not exactly healthy but sometimes it’s good to treat yourself! Give them a try, they are really easy to make and absolutely delicious!

Shortbread, Lana Kenney

Shortbread, Lana Kenney

Shortbread, Lana Kenney

Shortbread
45g icing sugar
45g castor sugar
ΒΌ tsp salt
315g unsalted butter, softened
315g flour

* Sift icing sugar into a large bowl. Add castor sugar and salt and mix well.
* Add butter and beat with an electric beater for about 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
* Stir in flour until well blended.
* Knead lightly until it forms a dough.
* Divide into sections and roll out on a lightly floured surface.
* I decided I wanted thinner biscuits than the traditional size, so rolled dough out to about 5mm thickness
* Cut out biscuits with cookie cutters and prick gently with a fork, this helps keep an even surface.
* Place onto a greased baking tin.
* Bake for about 30 minutes in pre-heated oven at 140? C. The baking time will depend on how thick you make your biscuits. Watch them carefully as they burn quickly. Bake until very pale in colour.
* Quantity will also depend on the size of your biscuits, I got out about 30 biscuits.

Enjoy with a cup of tea and try not to eat them all!

All photography: by me

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  1. Chantel

    4 October

    These look divine! You take the prettiest pics! *sigh*!

  2. tinajo

    4 October

    They look yummy! I did a little baking myself this weekend and I just love when I have time for that. πŸ™‚

  3. Lisa

    4 October

    YUM! Could do with one of these and a latte!
    Have a fantastic week Lana x

  4. colores

    4 October

    Good morining Lana, happy to hear you accomplished all your "to do

  5. Megan

    4 October

    These look delicous! My mouth is watering πŸ™‚ Gorgeous pics as usual

  6. lou

    4 October

    those are fabulous. shortbread is my favorite kind of cookie. thank you for the inspiration to go and bake some tonight!

  7. Being Brazen

    4 October

    I want to try make these. I love shortbread

  8. postcards and pretties

    4 October

    such a fan of shortbread…might have to do some baking this weekend!

  9. Georgianna

    4 October

    i'm a huge fan of shortbread, Lana, and yours looks heavenly. Love the fork pattern on the each one

  10. THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE

    4 October

    Oh Lana I am so thrilled that you shared this! I adore shortbread and was just thinking over the weekend how I'd like to make some this fall. Thank you so much!

    Hope your week is off to a great start πŸ™‚

  11. RamblingTart

    4 October

    These are so pretty, Lana! I simply adore shortbread cookies! πŸ™‚

  12. Lana

    4 October

    Ooh I didn't know so many of you would be shortbread lovers! Looks like I chose the right recipe!:)

  13. one sydney road

    4 October

    You create such beautiful images! These look so yummy!! Sounds like a lovely weekend πŸ™‚

  14. Stacey

    5 October

    I will have to try my hands at these-love the shapes too! xx

  15. Betty Bake

    6 October

    oh lovely lana – looks delicious πŸ™‚
    i love shortbread πŸ™‚

  16. copywaitress

    6 October

    so sweet:) what a great idea!

  17. gail.k

    9 October

    Absolutely beautiful images! I was lucky enough to sample the shortbread & it is divinely decadent!!

  18. Splendid Willow

    11 October

    There they are! I just commented on those cookies on your other post!

    You know that (when you are tired of it – but please stay!) you can always quit blogging and make a fortune baking and selling the most wonderful baked goods. I would happily be your first customer.

    ox, Mon

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