Shortbread Cookies


What You Need:
  • 100 grams cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 175 grams flour
  • 50 grams caster sugar
  • Ask a parent or adult to help you with this recipe.
  • Rub the butter into the flour in a large bowl till the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. This will take about 10 minutes.
  • Add the sugar and mix with your hands till a crumbly dough starts to form. A shapeless form is fine since the dough has no liquid to hold it together.
  • Tip the dough out onto a sheet of cling film, pat it into a rough ball and chill for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • In the meantime, preheat the oven to 180°C and grease a baking tray or line with a silicone sheet.
  • Unwrap the chilled dough, lay it down on a clean, lightly floured surface and begin pressing it into a flat disc. The thinner you make it, the crispier the cookies will be. Use a rolling pin if it makes it easier.
  • Cut out the shapes you like, lift them off with a palette knife or a flat, broad spoon and lay them on the prepared tray. Bake for 10 minutes until browned and slightly puffed. Adjust the baking time depending on the size and thickness of your cookies. Repeat with the remaining dough by gathering it up and rolling it out as many times as needed.
  • To finish, decorate with chocolate sauce or icing.
Gayatri is a Mumbai-based food blogger who goes by the online persona of The Desserted Girl. She loves baking and her blog is a collection of approachable desserts and some savouries too. Most recipes are tailored to suit Indian ingredients, kitchens and weather. She firmly believes baking should not be intimidating and that there is nothing more fun than making your cake and eating it too! To learn how to make these delicacies and many more, follow her on Instagram @thedessertedgirl and