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SHORTBREAD 6 WAYS

12/11/2017

It is November which means it is Christmas on my blog! I know some people hate when people start celebrating Christmas in November and if that is you, then I’m sorry but you’ve come to the wrong blog. Christmas is my favourite time of year and I’ve been planning Christmas things since July (which you will see in a post soon). One thing I’ve been doing early is baking and I’ve really loved making shortbread, so I thought I’d share six ways to make fun and festive shortbread. 

I’m going to start off with the basic recipe and then show you the extra ingredients you can add to change it up.

BASIC RECIPE

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ a cup of icing sugar
  • 115g of cold butter

METHOD

  1. In a medium mixing bowl mix flour, icing sugar and the extras (which can be found below)
  2. Cut cold butter into small cubes and add to flour mix
  3. Mix it until it looks sandy (may take a while to come together)
  4. Mix with your hands until a dough forms
  5. Roll out the dough and refrigerate to make it easy to cut into shapes
  6. Cut your desired shapes and bake until the edges start to brown

Okay, now time for the 6 different types. Just add these ingredients in step 1 and continue on with the rest of the recipe.

ORANGE PECAN SPICE 

  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg
  • ¼ cup chopped toasted pecans
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange zest

SPICED

  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon of all spice

ROSEMARY

  • 1 tablespoon of rosemary

CHOC CHIP

  • ½ cup of mini choc chips
  • extra chocolate for melting/decorating

CRANBERRY & PISTACHIO

  • ¼ cup of chopped pistachios
  • ¼ cup of dried cranberries

CHOC ORANGE & ROSEMARY

  • 1 tablespoon of grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon of rosemary
  • ½ cup of chopped dark chocolate

So those are six of my favourites! My favourite of the six are choc orange and rosemary! Will be making a lot more of them! These are super quick and easy to make and would make a great gift for someone.
Let me know your favourite type of shortbread below!

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24 Comments

  • Reply Sonam 14/11/2017 at 9:18 AM

    These all look amazing Kayla

  • Reply Keziah 14/11/2017 at 7:20 AM

    The chocolate orange is my favourite as well! Would love to try out this recipe!!!

  • Reply Hebah 13/11/2017 at 8:19 AM

    Whoah these look amazing Kayla!! Really want to give this a try Xxx

  • Reply Sophie 13/11/2017 at 7:01 AM

    These look absolutely amazing! Who knew how much you could do with Shortbread! Definitely a lot of Christmas vibes going on here! https://sophiehearts.net x

    • Reply Kayla Arnold 13/11/2017 at 9:22 AM

      I love how versatile this recipe is! You can add anything! x

  • Reply KRIS 12/11/2017 at 11:55 PM

    These sound so yummy! I may have to give these a try. Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply Julie Andrews 12/11/2017 at 10:24 PM

    They sound fabulous, I’m definitely going to make these for Christmas. You take really nice photos too.

  • Reply Lyn Arnold 12/11/2017 at 2:58 PM

    They look great.

  • Reply Erika 12/11/2017 at 1:21 PM

    All of them sound so good! I wish I could reach into the picture and take a couple lol.

  • Reply Amberly 12/11/2017 at 12:07 PM

    Yay for Christmas posts!!! The recipes sound tastey!!

    • Reply Kayla Arnold 12/11/2017 at 12:17 PM

      So happy it’s Christmas time!! They’re really good! Thanks for commenting!

  • Reply Sian 12/11/2017 at 11:45 AM

    They look soo yummy

  • Reply Becca 12/11/2017 at 10:39 AM

    So cute! Made me feel all Festive

  • Reply Judanna 12/11/2017 at 10:38 AM

    These look delicious, and your pictures are gorgeous!! I love the sound of the Orange Pecan Spice ones x

    • Reply Kayla Arnold 12/11/2017 at 12:02 PM

      Thank you! I’ve really been trying to take better photos!

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