Christmas Spiced Shortbread


Christmas would not be the same without shortbread. We have just made our very own festive version.

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Christmas Spiced Shortbread

When this Spiced Shortbread is in the oven, your whole house will smell of Christmas and let’s be honest there is no better smell than Christmas.
Servings 8 units
Total Time 1 hour


  • cups Homepride Plain Flour 1kg
  • ½ cup Dark brown sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter cubed cold butter
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp salt


  • Butter a 9 inch round cake tin, line with baking parchment then butter again.
  • Place all the ingredients except the butter into a food processor and pulse until all mixed together.
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  • Add in the butter and pulse again until the mixture resembles wet sand.
  • Press the mixture into the cake tin until flat. I like to use the back of a flat measuring cup to do this.
  • If you want the classic shortbread finish then using a fork, prick the shortbread working in lines until you have a neat pattern.
    Place in the freezer for 30 minutes whilst you heat the oven to 180ºC.
  • Bake for around 30 minutes.
  • Once removed from the oven, I like to go over my fork marks by gently pricking the shortbread again. Whilst still warm, use the end of a wooden spoon to make an indent all around the edge of the shortbread.
    Again whilst still warm, using a long knife, score where the shortbread will be cut into slices.
  • Cool in the tin for 10-15 minutes then remove and leave to cool on a wire cooling rack.
Author: Julie Neville
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Christmas
Keyword: Chirstmas, Shortbread

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