I first made shortbread only this last year and since doing it I can’t believe how easy it is to make and how you can change it up with additional ingredients.
Basically it involves 3 ingredients in a ratio of 3 to 2 to 1.
3 parts plain flour, 2 parts butter to 1 part caster sugar.
So I creamed about 200g of butter with 100g of sugar. I then sifted 300g of flour into the mixture a bit at a time, stiring to combine.
At this stage you can add other ingredients and this time I added about 50g of chocolate chips.
Preheat the oven to 160c or 140c fan.
Form into a dough, wrap in clingfilm and put in the freezer for 15 mins.
Bake in the oven for about 15-18 minutes, then take out and leave to cool.
Wala! Really simple and super tasty.
Seymour loves helping me bake this dough and moans if I don’t let him lick my fingers…he’s so cute he get away with it.