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Shortbread

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Omeshika Kaggodaarachchi

Community Member

“Incorporation of nutmeg and Ralahami Cinnamon, puts a twist to this classic Shortbread recipe.”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
40
min.
Preparation
15
min.
Baking
30
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Pieces:-20+
250 g unsalted butter
110 g caster sugar
360 g plain flour
3 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp nutmeg
240 g confectioner’s sugar
egg white
½ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp milk
assorted food coloring
1 pinch caster sugar

Utensils

  • stand mixer with whisk
  • rolling pin
  • cookie cutter
  • baking sheet
  • 2 whisks
  • bowl
  • piping bag
  • Step 1/13

    Cream together butter and caster sugar.
    • 250 g unsalted butter
    • 110 g caster sugar
    • stand mixer with whisk

    Cream together butter and caster sugar.

  • Step 2/13

    Add in the flour and continue mixing on low speed to form a smooth paste.  Add cinnamon and nutmeg.
    • 360 g plain flour
    • 3 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 2 tsp nutmeg

    Add in the flour and continue mixing on low speed to form a smooth paste. Add cinnamon and nutmeg.

  • Step 3/13

    Turn the dough on to a floured surface and gently roll to a thickness of 1cm.
    • rolling pin

    Turn the dough on to a floured surface and gently roll to a thickness of 1cm.

  • Step 4/13

    Cut into desired shapes and place them on the baking tray.
    • cookie cutter
    • baking sheet

    Cut into desired shapes and place them on the baking tray.

  • Step 5/13

    Sprinkle a pinch of caster sugar on to the cookies and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

  • Step 6/13

    Preheat the oven at 190°c and bake the cookies for 15 minutes.

  • Step 7/13

    Take the cookies out of the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes.

  • Step 8/13

    Preparing the icing: add the salt and egg white to the confectioners sugar and whisk together, combining all the ingredients together.
    • 240 g confectioner’s sugar
    • egg white
    • ½ tsp salt
    • whisk

    Preparing the icing: add the salt and egg white to the confectioners sugar and whisk together, combining all the ingredients together.

  • Step 9/13

    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • whisk

    Add the vanilla extract and continue whisking.

  • Step 10/13

    • 1 tsp milk

    * optional: Add milk if lumps begin to form.

  • Step 11/13

    Separate three icing into smaller bowls.

  • Step 12/13

    In the individual bowls- add few drops of the desired colours and mix well.
    • assorted food coloring
    • bowl

    In the individual bowls- add few drops of the desired colours and mix well.

  • Step 13/13

    Decorate the shortbread using the different coloured icing.
    • piping bag

    Decorate the shortbread using the different coloured icing.

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