Classic Short Bread Cookies

You Will Need


  • 200g Unsalted Butter
  • 100g Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • 200g All Purpose Flour
  • 100g Rice Flour

Use good quality butter because this cookie is all about the richness of the butter.

Step One : Mix butter and sugar till nice and creamy.Do not over beat, this will create too much air in your dough and that’s not what your looking for in this recipe
Use your fingers or a wooden spoon and the job will be done much easier.

Step Two : Add vanilla

Step Three : Add Dry ingredients gradually and form into a smooth dough with no cracks.Use a little more flour if needed.

Step Four : Cover in cling wrap and chill over night for best results.

Remove from fridge when needed and let it thaw for only 10 minutes before rolling out into desired shape.

It’s easier to work with when you divide the dough into half.

Use your fingers to first smoothen the dough and then use a rolling pin.

Transfer to a floured flat surface and roll out into 1 cm thickness

If dough is still sticky roll in between two lunch sheets or parchment paper.

Use a floured cookie cutter.I made two shapes.For one I cut into small squares and the other one I rolled into one large cookie and cut into slices before baking.

I placed one pecan nut on each slice and drizzled some natural maple syrup to help it bind together with the cookie dough and at the same time enhance the flavours because today’s flavour was Maple Pecan Shortbread.If you want to do plain, you could definitely skip this and go ahead with regular flavours

Bake in a preheated oven at 180’ for not more than 15 minutes or until the sides are slightly brown

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Much Love ?? Nuzrath

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