SHORTBREAD 6 WAYS

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

  1. Reply

    Sonam

    14/11/2017

    These all look amazing Kayla

    • Reply

      Kayla Arnold

      14/11/2017

      Thank you!

  2. Reply

    Keziah

    14/11/2017

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

    • Reply

      Kayla Arnold

      14/11/2017

      I hope you love it! x

  3. Reply

    Hebah

    13/11/2017

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

    • Reply

      Kayla Arnold

      13/11/2017

      I hope you like them if you try it! x

  4. Reply

    Sophie

    13/11/2017

    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

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

  5. Reply

    KRIS

    12/11/2017

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

    • Reply

      Kayla Arnold

      13/11/2017

      I hope you like it if you try! x

  6. Reply

    Julie Andrews

    12/11/2017

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

    • Reply

      Kayla Arnold

      13/11/2017

      Thanks Mum!

  7. Reply

    Lyn Arnold

    12/11/2017

    They look great.

    • Reply

      Kayla Arnold

      12/11/2017

      Thank you!

  8. Reply

    Erika

    12/11/2017

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

    • Reply

      Kayla Arnold

      12/11/2017

      Thank you! x

  9. Reply

    Amberly

    12/11/2017

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

    • Reply

      Kayla Arnold

      12/11/2017

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

  10. Reply

    Sian

    12/11/2017

    They look soo yummy

    • Reply

      Kayla Arnold

      12/11/2017

      They were so good! Thanks for reading!

  11. Reply

    Becca

    12/11/2017

    So cute! Made me feel all Festive

    • Reply

      Kayla Arnold

      12/11/2017

      Thank you!! x

  12. Reply

    Judanna

    12/11/2017

    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

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

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