Easy Christmas shortbread

    1 hour 40 min

    Set out a glass of milk and these biscuits right by the chimney on Christmas Eve for Santa, or simply offer them to friends and neighbours!

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    Makes: 20 biscuits

    • 250g butter, softened
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 130g caster sugar
    • 2 egg yolks
    • 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
    • 300g plain flour

    Prep:1hr  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:30min chilling  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

    1. In a large bowl cream together the butter, salt, sugar, egg yolks and vanilla seeds. Add flour all at once and knead mixture quickly, until a ball of dough is formed. Wrap tightly with cling film and put in fridge to chill for at least 1 hour.
    2. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease a baking tray, or line with baking parchment.
    3. Roll out dough with a rolling pin to a thickness of about 5mm. Cut biscuits out of dough using your favourite biscuit cutter shapes.
    4. Bake on prepared baking tray for about 10 minutes, then let cool and enjoy!

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