• Makes 30
  • 1 hours
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 7 Ingredients


A beautiful light traditional Scottish style shortbread.

Ingredients (makes 30 Biscuits)

  • 250g butter softened
  • 1 Cup Icing Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cup Plain Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Cornfour
  • Egg white
  • Caster Sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees. Begin by beating the butter, icing sugar and vanilla until creamy and pale. Sift in the flours. Mix together with a spoon.
  2. Turn onto lightly floured bench. Knead the dough until it is smooth. Roll out till about 1cm thick and using your preferred cookie cutter, cut the shapes out and place on a lined baking tray.
  3. Brush egg white lightly onto the tops of the biscuits and sprinkle a light coat of caster sugar on top. Bake at 160 for 30 min or until lightly golden. Let cool.


Amounts will vary depending on the style and size of cookie cutter you use.

  • These sound like a great biscuit base for decorating thnks


  • these sound delicious for xmas treats


  • Do these have that crumbly buttery taste and texture? I havent had ‘good’ short breads in years!


  • i love a good shortbread thank you for sharing your recipe


  • As far as biscuits go,shortbread is a favourite,thanks!


  • Love shortbread! This looks nice and easy, can’t wait to try these! Thanks for sharing!


  • I love a good shortbread bikkie with a cup of tea! This sounds lovely.


  • I used another recipe which only had 4 ingredients and it turned out really good. I was panicking at first because the dough was so soft it wouldn’t even cut and then my daughter looked up utube and apparently you can put the dough overnight before making it . I will try it next time .


  • mmm, love shortbread that melts in your mouth


  • i might try these on the weekend to include in my daughter’s teacher gifts for end of year :)


  • Tradiotnal Scottish shortbread has an amazing texture and is divine


  • These look good! never made them before will be trying this out soon


  • these would be perfect dunked in a cuppa@


  • all so wonderful..shortbreads at home…yippeeee


  • These are so simple and so easy


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