Brown sugar shortbread

    40 min

    This basic three-ingredient shortbread is irresistibly flavoured with real butter and brown sugar.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 500g (1 1/4 lb) butter
    • 250g (9 oz) dark brown soft sugar
    • 675g (1 1/2 lb) plain flour, or as needed

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 160 C / Gas mark 3.
    2. Cream butter and brown sugar. Add 400g to 500g flour. Mix well.
    3. Sprinkle board with the remaining flour. Knead for 5 minutes, adding enough flour to make a soft dough. Roll to 1cm (1/2 in) thickness. Cut into 7x2cm (3x1 in) strips. Prick with fork and place on ungreased baking trays.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

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    Made it more kid friendly. add a little vanilla essence to take the harshness off the brown sugar.  -  05 Apr 2009


    i really liked this recipe, I changed the brown sugar to caster sugar because the taste was too harsh. i made it for my family and friends at netball and added chocolate chip and they all loved them. another on i used for my GCSE food tec controlled assessment was icing sugar and poping candy were all a huge hit with me family and friends at school. I also made them like jammy dodgers, they were also hugely liked at home. also 1 tip for if you are going to make them, i would make them tinner because they taste miles better thin than they do thick.  -  02 Oct 2011


    the loveliest crunchiest tastiest shortbread & it keeps for ages (if you can resist it!)  -  21 Dec 2008