Shortbread Fingers

    45 min

    Melt-in-your-mouth shortbread made with a mixture of plain flour and rice flour.

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    Makes: 24 pieces of shortbread

    • 200g caster sugar
    • 450g butter, softened
    • 450g plain flour
    • 150g rice flour
    • 2 tablespoons caster sugar, to sprinkle on top

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. In a medium bowl, cream butter and caster sugar until very fluffy. Gradually add the plain flour and rice flour. As the dough gets stiffer, turn it out onto a well floured surface, and knead it until smooth.
    3. Press dough into a swissroll tin, score into bars and prick with a fork. Sprinkle remaining sugar over the top, and bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Cut along scored lines into bars while still warm. Cool before serving.

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    Lost my fave traditional shortbread recipe so adapted this one; use 1 C. confectioner's sugar (cos I doubled it)instead of all white sugar to reduce the sweetness & get a more buttery flavor. Fructose instead of regular table sugar has a finer texture & blends in easily, but my grocery was out of it. Also, I always make these a few days ahead of serving, it seems to really let the butter come out on the palate. A tender, delicious cookie, I always make it for our local Hospice Tea fundraiser.  -  20 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I'm from Switzerland. My family enjoy this recipe - very easy to do - we eat them with black chocolate and milk at tea time. I add natural vanilla aroma in the butter so there is small black grains in the shortbreads - it's delicious with a very sweet taste....  -  16 Oct 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    After making the dough, I cut the dough into 4 pieces and added different things to each. (mini chocolate chips, macadamia nut, cocoa, plain) I also melted chocolate and dipped some them after baking. This dough is easier to handle than most cookie cutter recipes so I rolled them out and cut them into different shapes with cookie cutters. Everyone loved them!  -  11 Nov 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)