Thursday, 6 October 2011

Shortbread Bites

If like me you enjoy giving baked presents on special occasions or as a thank you, then I think these biscuits are ideal. They are quick and impressive looking. Don't be restricted by my design feel free to roll out and cut any shape you please. I usually make double the amount and freeze half, very handy if you have unexpected visitors arriving. If you want, dip half the baked and cooled biscuits into chocolate and leave to set.

Makes 35

225g Plain flour
175g Butter, softened
75g Caster sugar
100g Milk chocolate (optional)

Preheat the oven to 150C and line a large baking tray with parchment paper.
Tip the flour, butter and sugar ingredients into a stand mixer and with the paddle attachment and mix until a soft dough is formed.

Roll between your palms marble sized balls, place on your prepared tray leaving 2cm/1in between each. Dip a fork into water and flatten each ball gently.

Bake for 25-30 minutes and cool on a wire rack. When cooled decorate with the melted chocolate or with piped chocolate buttercream.

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