Low Fat Shortbread

    Low Fat Shortbread


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    About this recipe: This shortbread recipe has no butter, so it's great for those who are watching their cholesterol.

    Makes: 24 fingers

    • 125g caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 70g ground almonds
    • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
    • 200g plain flour
    • 100g cornflour
    • 1 (125g) tub natural yogurt

    Prep:1hr  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Mix the sugar and egg in a bowl until white and frothy. Add the ground almonds and cinnamon; mix well. Add the flour, cornflour and yoghurt in small batches until you can form a ball with the dough. Set aside for about 1 hour.
    2. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C / Gas 6. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper or greaseproof paper.
    3. Roll the dough out on a floured work surface with a floured rolling pin until 5mm thick. Stamp out shapes or circles using biscuit cutters or a glass; arrange on baking tray.
    4. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes. The shortbread should be just cooked and still be soft, otherwise it'll be too crunchy.

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    Reviews (4)


    Ok, so these did not turn out AT ALL like shortbread, which was the objective! Not Biscuity enough...BUT they were tasty and family liked them - they are a bit to doughy to be shortbread. - 13 Dec 2012


    Nice recipe but they are more like soft cookies than shortbread!!! - 02 Aug 2013


    These were really great. So hard to find tasty low fat and lower sugar recipes, but these just tasted like nice biccies. Big fan! - 05 Apr 2014

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