Wednesday, December 5, 2007


Of all pastries, we love cookies most. My son used to pester me to buy Walker's Shortbread for him every time we went to the supermarket. Now he hardly ask for it because we can always make our own.

When I told him I found a recipe on the shortbread he likes, he asked me to do it immediately. Neh. I only did it at night when there's not interruption.

Oh, if you are trying to lose weight don't eat this. It's loaded with butter. Hmm ... can you imagine the aroma of my kitchen when I baked this?

* 'Pretty' Shortbread without poke marks *

  • 500g Butter, softened
  • 100g Brown Sugar
  • 150g Caster Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence
  • 675g Plain Flour
  • 75g Rice Flour
  • 55g Demerara Sugar (I used Brown Sugar)

How to do it:
  1. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla till light and fluffy.
  2. Add flour and beat on low speed till just combined.
  3. Knead dough on a floured surface until smooth.
  4. Divide dough into three portion.
  5. Wrap in plastic or cling wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 150C.
  7. Roll each portion of dough between two sheets of baking paper.
  8. Cut shapes out with cookie cutters.
  9. Sprinkle with Demerara sugar.
  10. Prick with fork (optional).
  11. Place cut out dough 3cm apart on greased oven tray (I used Glad Baking Paper instead).
  12. Baked in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or till they turn pale yellow.
  13. Stand the shortbread on tray for 2 minutes.
  14. Cool on wired rack and store in airtight container up to two weeks.

You can also add chocolate chips to the dough when you are kneading the dough.

  • Click HERE for printer-friendly version of an original recipe.

* Crumbly and flaky inside *

* Shortbread with Chocolate Chips *

Credits: Unknown ... It's a magazine clipping in my scrapbook


  1. when u say beat, is it manual beating or beat using an eletric mixer?

    oh and i can't wait to see your pandan chiffon recipe!!

  2. Vyyv,

    Either way also can. As long as the end result from the combo is light and fluffy ... cue: sugar has melted. So if you have a mixer use it. ;)

    Pandan Chiffon? You like that? It's my daughter's favourite so I got to bake it for her. Hope to find time to type it out soon.

  3. looks so pretty and professionally done! :)

  4. i love pandan chiffon!!! did one before but the cake turn out very dense, wanted to try another once :)

  5. These are so adorable! I love the ones with the marks.

  6. Oh i love this sinful shortbread. Always got mine when marks and spencers have sales. hee.. I'm trying out my version soon.

  7. Noobcook,
    No lah, not pro but thank you very much.

    You saw it from my other blog? hehe ... It's my daughter's favourite so I had to learn to do it. ;) Will post it soon.

    Thank you. I prefer those with marks too! :)

    Marks & Spencers and Walker's all very expensive leh. Better to do it ourselves if we can.

  8. I love them cookies...will try the recipes soon..thanks for sharing. :-)