Blogmas Post #2: Christmas Shortbread Biscuits
It is that time of year when I need to decide what to give colleagues for Christmas. I decided that I wanted to make something this year. So, I thought: why not bake some bikkies for them? Christmas Shortbread biscuits are quite easy to make, and they are delicious.
I used a cookie cutter to make some Christmas-tree shaped biscuits and also some star-shaped ones. I think they turned out pretty well. The star-shaped ones have turned out a little shoddy, but the trees look great!
I, of course, had to taste test them. I wouldn’t want to poison my colleagues! They actually taste pretty good. I’m impressed with my own baking skills.
I’m going to put these into clear cellophane bags, and tie the bag up with a red or green ribbon.
Here’s the recipe I used:
250g butter, softened
3/4 cup Sugar or Icing Sugar (I accidentally used plain sugar, as I didn’t read the recipe properly. They still turned out well!).
1/2 cup cornflour
1 1/2 cups standard grade flour
Extra Icing Sugar to dust
Christmas Shortbread Biscuits Method:
Preheat oven to 150ºC. Beat butter and Icing Sugar (or sugar depending on what you used) until creamy.
Mix in cornflour and flour.
On a floured surface, roll out dough to 1 cm thick and cut into Christmas shapes with a cookie cutter.
Carefully place on a greased oven tray. Prick with a fork.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, until shortbread is pale but crisp. Cool on a wire rack and store in an airtight container.
To serve, dust with Icing Sugar.
I hope you enjoy these!
If you’d like to read another blogmas post, you can find it here. It’s all about my favourite Christmas traditions!