These shortbread biscuits are so simple to make, and with just three ingredients! Why not whip up a batch and get creative with decorating them to suit your own unique style? As you can see, we made our own batch of easy shortbread biscuits and decorated them with messages of thanks to the NHS and all the other key workers during these unprecedented times.
- 100g Tate and Lyle Pure Cane Granulated sugar 100g Tate and Lyle Pure Cane Granulated sugar
- 200g unsalted butter 200g unsalted butter
- 300g plain flour 300g plain flour
- (sifted) Royal icing / icing pens / sprinkles to decorate (sifted) Royal icing / icing pens / sprinkles to decorate
How to make easy shortbread biscuits
The perfect sweet treat for all occasions
Whether you’re looking to rustle up a quick dessert for an event or occasion, or you’re just after a simple way to entertain the kids and keep small hands occupied, you need look no further than this family-favourite recipe. This easy shortbread biscuit recipe yields delicious little bites of sweetness that taste great warm or cold and go perfectly with a cup of tea or hot chocolate as a mid-morning snack.
Follow these five simple steps of this quick biscuit recipe to enjoy your scrumptious shortbread biscuits.
- First, preheat the oven to 160°C/Gas mark 3 and line a baking tray with baking paper.
- Mix the butter and sugar together, either by hand or using an electric hand whisk, until smooth. Then stir in the flour completely using your hands, squeeze the mixture together to make a ball.
- Dust the surface with a little flour and roll the dough out to about 4mm cut into shapes using a biscuit cutter.
- Transfer the biscuits onto the baking tray and bake for 15–20 minutes, or until pale golden-brown.
- Finally, leave your biscuits to cool and then decorate them as you wish with icing and sprinkles.
- Be sure to keep the surface well-floured when rolling the sugar and butter mixture into a ball to prevent it sticking to the side.
- Why not try a variety of biscuit cutters for an interesting mix of shapes?