Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Shortbread - Amie's Nana's

This year I decided to try this recipe of Amie's Nanna's and although my recipe is my grandads, you can choose, this one is light and fluffy, my recipe is the chewy crunchy sort...both are nice, but I think I will be making more of this one.

500grams Butter or Marg
1 1/4 cups icing sugar
4 Cups Flour
1 Cup of Cornflour

  1. Cream butter and sugar apparently the longer the better.
  2. Add sifted flours, you may not need to use all of the flour. (I did use all the flour and a little extra)
  3. Knead together and roll out, cut into any shape you like prick the tops with a fork.( I did the pop into my tray and then I popped it in the freezer which has an express freeze for 10 mins before baking)
  4. Bake on a cold tray lined with baking paper 130 -140 degrees for about 30mins.
Amie Say's
Now Nana said I would have to make this a few time before I perfected it and she was right...... this is the 3rd year I have tried to make it and it has finally turned out. Still not as good as Nana's but it is up there this year ;o)
Well I think it is way up there Amie, we loved it.....little mouthfuls of heaven....that just melt away!!!

Thanks Amie


  1. I am so going to have to make a batch now. Well what I really wish is that nana would just send me some in the mail lol.

  2. LOL Amie - I wish she'd send me some too in the mail!! Thank you thankyou thankyou for sharing this recipe. I made it and everybody LOVES it - it just melts in your mouth and is devine. Its the first success I've ever had making shortbread. Merry Christmas to you all xxx

  3. Chrissy, glad you enjoyed and yes there has been much debate which is preferred in my home, but I think it's due to the breaking of tradition, but I personally found this version so much easier to make and well first time success is always fantastic.
    Merry Christmas to all of you too!!

  4. oh I'm printing this if I am allowed (Amie) to give to Hubby (who is the cook in our house) as he loves shortbread, and if you have given it the Nod Sonia... Then I need this recipe :):):)

  5. Go ahead Lucy, I am sure you both will love it!!! Merry Christmas