Shortbread Recipe for Cookie Cutters

Posted on January 13, 2014 by Lisa Moulden | 0 Comments

Last year I made shortbread Santas and Stars for my family for Christmas.  Here is the recipe I used which was so easy to make but so delicious.


Melted butter, to grease

250g butter, at room temperature

100g (1/2 cup) caster sugar

300g (2 cups) plain flour, sifted

90g (1/2 cup) rice flour, sifted


Preheat oven to 150°C. Brush 2 baking trays with melted butter to grease. Use an electric beater to beat the butter and sugar in a bowl until pale and creamy.

Gradually add the combined flour, beating on low speed until almost combined. Use your hands to bring the dough together in the bowl. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently until smooth.

Roll the dough out on a lightly floured bench until 1cm thick (I like chunky shortbread!) and then cut out into whatever shapes you desire.  Sprinkle the tops with a little caster sugar if you are not going to decorate your cookies with icing.  Transfer cookies onto a baking tray and bake for approximately 20 minutes or until lightly golden in colour.  Leave to cool on the tray for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.  Decorate as desired.


I used a silicon icing pen to draw on santa's red hat, pants and jacket, his black boots and buttons and his white beard and hair.  For the stars I just sprinkled with sugar prior to baking and dusted with a little edible glitter.


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