Monday , January 24 2022
Festive Shortbread 1

Festive Shortbread

Laura Ashley The Tea Room |

Here’s our first festive recipe in our countdown to Christmas – a quick and easy one for shortbread – a perfect gift this festive time.

To celebrate the festive season, Nigel Cooke, Head Chef at Laura Ashley The Tea Room Solihull, has shared his shortbread recipe. The recipe makes 30 to 35 biscuits, ideal to make as gifts to impress your friends and family this Christmas.


225g of butter, softened
110g of caster sugar, plus a pinch for dusting
225g of plain flour

110g of cornflour
1tsp of cinnamon plus a pinch for dusting
Zest of 1 orange

Preheat the oven to 180C

Cream butter and sugar together in a large bowl until light and fluffy

Slowly fold in the flour, cornflour and cinnamon and mix until fully combined

Roll the biscuit dough mixture into a ball

On a lightly floured surface, use a rolling pin to roll out your biscuit dough until it is approximately 1cm thick

Use a biscuit cutter to cut out your biscuits

Place onto a lined baking tray and prick each biscuit 3-4 times with a fork

Place in a fridge for 1 hour to chill

Sprinkle the finely grated orange zest over your biscuits and bake at 180C for 18-20 mins

Once baked, mix your extra pinch of sugar with a little cinnamon and sprinkle over the biscuits before leaving them to cool

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