Here they are, grinning like Cheshire Bots! Big cheesy grins but there’s no cheese in this bunch of bad boys – just butter, sugar, flour and a wee pinch of salt. I posted the recipe ages ago but in a nutshell it’s:
1lb plain flour
6oz caster sugar
pinch of salt
Cream the butter and sugar together then add the flour and knead until it forms a pliable ‘dough’.
Roll out onto a lightly floured surface and use any cutter you like to cut your shortbread into approx. half- inch thick shapes.
Sprinkle with sugar, place on a greased baking tray and bake for roughly an hour at gas mark 2 or 150 degrees until they are light or golden brown. They will feel slightly soft to touch but will firm up on the cooling rack when you take them out.
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