Deb, from Beckenham...

Melt In The Mouth Shortbread

The most delicious, delicate shortbread you could wish for. A tried and true favourite for many generations in my family and a success is guaranteed. Passed on by my Great Aunt many years ago and is a tradition that will remain for many generations to come. So popular with all ages. Makes a wonderful Christmas gift when a few chopped red cherries are added to the mix and half dipped in white chocolate. Packaged in attractive cellophane always makes a most welcome gift.

5 Votes Since August 31st


  • 250 grams butter - room temperature
  • 100 grams icing sugar
  • 300 grams white flour
  • 30 grams cornflour or rice flour
  • 30 grams ground almonds


  1. Mix all together with an electirc mixer in a large bowl until well combined.
  2. Turn on to a cool,knead gently and form into a log.
  3. Wrap in greaseproof paper and place in the fridge or freezer until firm.
  4. Cut into slices and place on a baking paper lined baking tray.
  5. Prick the slices with a fork.
  6. Bake at 150 degrees C for 25-30 minutes until just turning colour..
  7. Leave on rays for 10 minutes and then place on a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Keeps well in an airtight container in a cool place.
  9. Delicious!!!!
Amount Cooking Time Prep Time
Makes 25 good sized pieces 25-30 minutes 15 minutes plus chilling time



Sounds yummy and sooo delicious! Deb gets my vote! =D


I always wanted to be able to make shortbread but was put off by a disaster years ago. This recipe is awesome and definitely melt in the mouth. JT

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