Very short Shortbread


  • 330g Plain Flour
  • 215g butter, softened
  • 30g caster sugar (or to taste)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract


  1. Beat softened butter and sugar. Add vanilla if desired.
  2. Gradually mix flour into butter and sugar mix and form into a ball.
  3. Place in refrigerator for approx. 30 minutes until chilled
  4. Treat the dough delicately and roll out about 1cm thick (placing the dough between some bake sheet helps).
  5. Cut into traditional shortbread finger shapes and bake at 180C for 25 to 30mins or until starting to brown.