Christmas Shortbread

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Baking Shortbread at Christmas TimeI baked again!

Although once again, it wasn't really baking as such. But it was more effort than I would normally spend on anything. I really enjoyed it.

I wasn't really feeling the Christmas-sy vibes and I keep getting told off by people because hello.. it's almost one week away! If I am not feeling in the Christmas vibes by now then it will probably never happen.

So I thought I would do a little bit of festive baking and festive baking in the sense that it is normal baking - shortbread. However, it is cut into Christmas stars and trees. It counts, right? I'm calling it Christmas baking regardless.

This was the easiest thing to make ever. I was so surprised. But it is a little bit fiddley and you do need a little bit of patience so if that doesn't sound like something you would like I wouldn't recommend it.

(P.s it's a Tanya Burr recipe, so for beautiful images of it being done properly, go look there!)

What you need is:

200g softened butter 300g plain flour 100g caster sugar A few drops of vanilla flavouring

Simples? Christmas Shortbread Step one - mix the flour and butter together till you get a breadcrummy texture Step two - add the sugar and vanilla to the mixture and bring it all together till it makes a dough Step three - wrap the dough in cling film and put in the fridge for an hour Step four - pre-heat oven to 130 degrees. Roll our your dough to about 1cm thick and cut out your shapes Step five - put into oven for about 20-30 mins (until golden) Step six - let cool and enjoy!

They are light and buttery and lovely. So easy but such a lovely thing to make.

Let me know if you do it.

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