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Shortbread Stars & Hearts


Recipe Info

  • Yield : 32
  • Prep Time : 30m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 50m


  • 60g golden caster sugar
  • 120g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1tsp vanilla or orange extract
  • 175g plain flour, plus a little extra for dusting


Step 1

In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, butter and choice of extract. Sift over the flour and mix until it forms a dough (if using a stand mixer, use a paddle beater). Shape into a ball, wrap in cling film, then chill for at least 30 minutes.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas 4. Lightly dust the work surface with flour, then roll out the dough to a thickness of 5mm. Use small cutters to cut out stars or hearts and place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.

Step 3

Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden around the edges, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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