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Shortbread for Christmas

Updated: Jan 7

Shortbread is always a great gift for Christmas. It is even more special if you make your own

Try this old family favourite from Dragonfly's Early learning




Melted butter to grease

225gms plain flour

120gms rice flour

100gms caster sugar

Pinch salt

225 cold butter coarsely chopped

flour extra to dust


  1. Preheat oven to 150C

  2. Brush 2 large baking trays with melted butter to lightly grease

  3. Combine flour, rice flour, sugar and salt in a bowl

  4. Use your fingertips to rub butter into flour till it resembles breadcrumbs

  5. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead till smooth

  6. Roll dough to 1 cm thick

  7. Use a 5cm diameter cutter to cut shapes from dough

  8. Bake for 45 mins or till shortbread begins to take colour

  9. Cool on trays for 1 hour

  10. Drizzle or dip in white chocolate