About this recipe: A lovely buttery traditional family shortbread recipe that's been handed down from gran to mum to me. Very easy and always turns out perfectly.
Depending on your oven, this recipe may be ready a little quicker, so check after 45 minutes.
These were the best. - 22 Oct 2011
I made these last night and they were lovely - melting the butter makes mixing a lot easier and less messy. I also added a rounded teaspoon of cinnamon which gave a really nice flavour. Thanks ;o) - 15 Sep 2013
Hello, I joined this site especially to say how delighted I was to find your family recipe for shortbread. Your gran is or must have been a great cook! I've tried almost a dozen recipes from all the well known names, but none of the results matched my expectation in taste and texture. I too always ignore the time wasting 'cream the warm butter & sugar together' method and just give the butter & sugar a blast in the micro for a few seconds to melt it first. I was therefore so glad to see your method, it's quick and easy, and the combination of ingredients is just perfect!!! 👏 Thank you 😃 - 29 Jan 2017