Shortbread biscuits

Whip up these moreish shortbread biscuits using just three ingredients. They're wonderfully crumbly and go perfectly with a cup of tea for a mid-morning treat

  • Prep:20 mins
    Cook:15 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 79
  • fat 4g
  • saturates 3g
  • carbs 9g
  • sugars 4g
  • fibre 0.3g
  • protein 1g
  • salt 0.1g


  • 150g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 100g butter, chilled and cubed
  • 50g caster sugar, plus 1 tbsp for sprinkling


  1. Heat oven 170C/150C fan/gas 3. Put the flour, butter and sugar into a mixing bowl. Use your hands to combine the ingredients until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs, then squeeze until it comes together as a dough.

  2. On a lightly floured surface, use a rolling pin to roll out the dough to a thickness of ½ cm. Cut the dough into fingers and place on a lined baking tray. Use a fork to create imprints, then sprinkle with the remaining caster sugar.

  3. Chill the dough in the fridge for 20 mins, then bake for 15-20 mins until golden brown. Remove the shortbread fingers from the oven and leave to cool on the tray for 10 mins.

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