Shortbread is the ultimate crowd pleaser, tea companion and comfort food all rolled into one. Even better, its super simple to make, so if you’re looking for a quick sweet to impress your family or colleagues at work try our simple shortbread recipe.
Cream your sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Don't persevere by hand if you have an electric whisk - it's much easier!
Mix in the flour (sieve if you prefer) until you have a smooth dough, and turn out on to a floured work surface
Roll out your dough to around 1cm thickness and cut into either slices or use a round cookie cutter for circular biscuits - prick the top of the dough with a fork for that traditional 'shortbread' look
Transfer to a baking tray (either a good non-stick or a tray lined with baking paper) and bake for around 20 mins or until golden
Dust with more caster sugar before leaving to cool