Buttery Shortbread

    27 min

    A rich and buttery shortbread biscuit, which is quick and easy to make. Each shortbread biscuit is topped with a glace cherry. Feel free to use other toppings, such as jam, nuts or sugar sprinkles.

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    Serves: 18 

    • 250g unsalted butter, softened
    • 190g plain flour
    • 90g icing sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 80g red glace cherries, cut in half
    • 80g green cherries, cut in half

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:27min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line baking trays with baking parchment.
    2. In a mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, combine butter, flour, icing sugar and vanilla extract until mixture is a smooth cosistency.
    3. Spoon dough onto lined baking trays by teaspoonfuls or tablespoonfuls, spacing about 5cm apart.
    4. Place one cherry half in the middle of each biscuit, alternating with red and green cherries.
    5. Bake in preheated oven on the middle rack for 12 to 15 minutes or until bottom of cookies are lightly browned. DO NOT OVERBAKE.
    6. Remove from oven and let cool on baking trays for about 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to finish cooling completely.
    7. Store in a container with a lid and separate each layer with greaseproof paper or baking parchment.

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    Used different ingredients. I had no maraschino cherries, so i diced up some strawberries and mixed them into some strawberry jam. I made a dint in the cookies so that the jam mixture would stay in the middle. Yum!  -  08 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    very very easy, was so quick i couldnt believe it  -  15 Jun 2009  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    So fantastically easy to make and quick. So yummy as well. All 24 biscuits were gone in half an hour of them cooling down!! I done half with Jam and half without. Great to quickly whip up if you have visitors coming at short notice. Thanks for a great recipe!  -  04 Mar 2011  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)