Wednesday 6 February 2008


How can these perfectly shaped little beauties be homemade? I think it’s a lie.

Every now and then my sister, Joanne (aka Shamu), entices us with these wonderful shortbread. I think they’re probably Jonas’ favourite cookies.

I have to admit they are ridiculously good. Every time I eat them I can’t believe how good they are.

Shamu got the recipe from her mother, Lynn, and Lynn can’t remember where she found it. Nonetheless, it’s simple and damn tasty.

Here’s the recipe in Shamu’s own words:

Recipe by Joanne & Lynn. Makes many.

115g (4oz) caster sugar
250g (9oz) butter
350g (12oz) plain flour
1. Preheat oven to 150’C (300'F) and lightly grease a baking tray.
2. Soften butter by either leaving it on the bench for a few hours or carefully microwave it so that it is soft but NOT melted.
3. Combine sugar and flour in a bowl.
4. Use your fingers to rub butter into dry ingredients to form a dough. The end product is much nicer if you use your fingers rather than a blender.
5. Use a floured rolling pin to roll out small amounts of the dough & cut out shapes using cookie-cutter.
5. Bake at just less than 150’C (very slow oven) until the cookies barely start to change colour (not sure how long - probably at least 15-20 mins).
6. Enjoy!



  1. They're so cute! The recipe looks straightforward enough, but my guess is that the magic stuff all happens in the fingertips...

  2. Oh so tempting. Looks so lovely.

  3. Yeah true they indeed look so good

  4. These are my favourite cookies and they look so perfect! Mmm...with a nice cup of I´m dreaming :D

  5. These are by far the tastiest shortbread cookies i've ever had the pleasure of eating... :)

  6. hey, thanks for sharing the recipe
    i tried it last week and it was really good :)

  7. I just made these and deffintily the best cookies I have had, thanks so much for sharing the recipe mmmmmmmm :D


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