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Plain Shortbread

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"A healthy Sugar free alternative to Shop Bought Shortbread"

Serves 48 Discs | Prep Time 10 MInutes for Dough 30 Minutes to rest Dough 10 Minutes to Roll and Cut | Cook Time 15-20 Minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

I created this recipe to take the sugar out of my diet, but keep a taste of my childhood.

You can dip the shortbread in chocolate either completely or half way, you can even layer the chocolate on it if you'd like.

There are lots of additions you can add to this recipe, Chopped Dried Cranberries with Crushed Red Chilis, Chopped Raisins soaked in Bacardi Spiced Rum, Orange Oil with Dried Orange Peel, Lemon Oil with Dried Lemon Peel and Poppy Seeds are just a few.

Experiment all you'd like, the dough is a base to work from and play

Ingredients You'll Need

3 Cups Plain All Purpose Flour
3 Sticks of Salted Butter Softened but not too soft
1 tsp of Stevia

Heat Oven to 350*F / 180*C


Sieve Flour and Stevia into a clean bowl, large enough to allow you to rub the butter in without spilling it over the sides

Cut the butter into the dry ingredients

Start rubbing the Butter into the Flour Mix till you get breadcrumb texture

Continue to rub butter into the Mixture until it forms a firm but soft dough, be careful not to overwork at this stage.

Cover and let dough rest for 30 minutes, not necessary to put in fridge unless the temperature is very hot.

Roll the Dough to about 1/4 inch thick

Cut the dough with a Cookie cutter about 5 cm in diameter, you can re roll the dough to about 1/4 in thick after cutting the first discs

As you cut the Discs place on a parchment covered baking sheet

After you have rolled and cut all the discs place the tray in the oven and cook till golden brown and set.
They Should feel dry to the touch

Let cool for a few minutes on the tray, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely

Pairs Well With

You can serve it on its own, With a cup of tea or coffee or even with hot chocolate

Questions, Comments & Reviews

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