Simple Recipe For Bridal Shortbread

Great for a wedding shower, or just because, these shortbread cookies taste so good


2 cups (8 ounces) all-purpose flour (plain flour)
Third cup (3 ounces) superfine sugar (caster sugar)
5 ounces softened butter cut into small pieces
A pinch of salt
A little extra flour
A little extra superfine sugar for sprinkling

You will also need

One or two baking sheets
A cookie cutter


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Centigrade, or gas mark 4).
2. Sift the flour, salt, and sugar, into a large mixing bowl.
3. Add the butter.
4. Work the butter into the mixture until it’s well blended and the mixture comes together to form a dough.
5. Lightly dust a pastry board or a clean surface with a little flour.
6. Roll out the dough to about half an inch in thickness.
7. Cut-out your shortbread cookies, using a round, fluted, or maybe a fun shaped cookie cutter.
8. Carefully transfer each cookie to a baking sheet.
9. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until pale gold in color.
10. Remove from the oven and sprinkle each one with a little superfine sugar.
11. Leave to cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.

Cooks tip

If you’d like to add a little flavoring to the ingredients, some lemon zest, or some ground ginger, would be a great choice.

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