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5 from 5 votes

Granny's Shortbread

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Author: Baking with Granny


  • 150 g Caster Sugar
  • 300 g Salted Butter at room temperature
  • 400 g Plain Flour
  • 50 g Cornflour


  • Preheat your oven to 180°c (160°c for a fan assisted oven) or Gas Mark 3 and grease a couple of baking trays with a little butter.
  • Cream together the butter & sugar in a large bowl until it becomes light & fluffy.
  • Sift in your flour & cornflour and mix to form a stiff dough. Tip the dough onto a floured worktop and gently knead until smooth.
  • Roll your dough to around 1cm thick and cut into your desired shapes. Transfer each shortbread to your pre-greased baking trays and prick each one with a fork on top.
  • Bake at 160°c for around 15-20 minutes until the edges of the shortbread are golden.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle a little sugar over each shortbread. Leave to cool on their tray for around 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.