Traditional Shortbread

Traditional Shortbread


Servings 12
Time Needed Prep
Ingredients 6
Difficulty Easy

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3.9 based on 7 ratings.


  • 250 g Butter Room temperature
  • 2/3 cup Sugar, Castor
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1/2 cup Rice Flour
  • 2 tsp Sugar, Castor

Nutrition Information

Qty per
11g serve
Qty per
Energy 110cal 1017cal
Protein 0.83g 7.68g
Fat (total) 0.13g 1.17g
 - saturated 0.03g 0.23g
Carbohydrate 8g 74.5g
 - sugars 1.01g 9.37g
Dietary Fibre 0.51g 4.77g
Sodium 0.38mg 3.49mg

Please Note - Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

Traditional Shortbread is the melt in your mouth buttery and sweet taste sensation that I remember from when I was a kid. Try our Traditional recipe here and see what you think.


  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees.

  2. Line two round cake tins with baking paper.

  3. Using an electric mixer, mix the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.

  4. Add the vanilla.  Fold in the flours gently.

  5. Divide the mixture in half and press into each of the cake tins.

  6. Using a fork, prick the top of the mixture, and score the mixture into wedges with a knife. Sprinkle the top with 2 teaspoons sugar.

  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until mixture is golden but not brown.  Cool in the cake tins and slice.

Recipe Hints and Tips:

  • Traditional Shortbread is suitable to freeze for up to two months.
  • Store in a sealed container for up to a week.

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