Shortbread is one of the simplest cookies to make and tastes so good.
Here's how to make your own Traditional Scottish Shortbread.
You only need 3 ingredients:
250 g (9 oz) plain flour
75 g (3 oz) caster sugar
175 g (6 oz) butter
First heat the oven to 160C, 325F or Gas Mark 3
Mix the flour and sugar in a bowl and rub in the butter with your fingers until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
Then kneed the mixture well to form a smooth ball of shortbread dough.
Roll this out into a rough rectangle shape around 1 cm (0.5") thick.
Don't ask me why my rectangle isn't straight on my board...things don't always work out the way you plan! :)
Using a flat knife, cut into small rectangles the size you want your shortbread to be.
Transfer to a greased or lined baking tray and prick with a fork to decorate.
Bake in the oven for around 30 minutes until pale and golden.
Enjoy with a nice cup of tea!
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