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If you know me, or in fact my mum (or dad, or brother in fact), you'll know of our love for biscuits. Whether a cookie, packet of bourbons, Viennese (Marks and Sparks of course) or a good ol' digestive they're the perfect sugary delight to team with a cup of tea (or on the go, or as a snack, or whenever-really). However, one of my favourite types of biscuit is shortbread, which perfectly- is also incredibly quick and easy to make. They're also an incredibly adaptable bake meaning you can add in any extras (dried fruit, chocolate, cocoa powder etc) to make them slightly more interesting.

Funnily enough, it wasn't until the beginning of last month I actually tried baking them myself. With my very talented cook of a friend Amy in tow (her kitchen cupboards could challenge Rachel Khoo's), we decided to whip up something quick and tasty with some store cupboard ingredients (after having made a massive chocolate sponge) and ever since I have become pretty infatuated with these little buttery gems. Anyway, if you fancy making some... IMG_8104p
You will need:
-100g unsalted butter
-50g caster sugar
-110g plain flour
-Chocolate chips/chocolate pieces/dried fruit/nuts/etc (only if you fancy)
- Cookie cutters (animal shapes optional)
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1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees, and add the butter and caster sugar into a mixing bowl.
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2. Beat together until creamy and fluffy, and then add the flour. Mix together.
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3. Mix until all is well blended, and mould with (clean) hands when it becomes difficult to mix.
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4. Add the chocolate chips or filling to the mixture and mix it in.
IMG_8158p 5. Roll dough onto a floured worktop with a rolling pin, and cut into shapes.
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6. Lay dough onto a lined baking try and allow a little space between each to spread!
IMG_8175p 7. Place in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes until the biscuits are slightly darker around the edges (they will harden once cooled). Leave to cool, and enjoy!

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If you know me, or in fact my mum (or dad, or brother in fact), you'll know of our love for biscuits. Whether a cookie, packet of bourbons, Viennese (Marks and Sparks of course) or a good ol' digestive they're the perfect sugary delight to team with a cup of tea (or on the go, or as a snack, or whenever-really). However, one of my favourite types of biscuit is shortbread, which perfectly- is also incredibly quick and easy to make. They're also an incredibly adaptable bake meaning you can add in any extras (dried fruit, chocolate, cocoa powder etc) to make them slightly more interesting.

Funnily enough, it wasn't until the beginning of last month I actually tried baking them myself. With my very talented cook of a friend Amy in tow (her kitchen cupboards could challenge Rachel Khoo's), we decided to whip up something quick and tasty with some store cupboard ingredients (after having made a massive chocolate sponge) and ever since I have become pretty infatuated with these little buttery gems. Anyway, if you fancy making some... IMG_8104p
You will need:
-100g unsalted butter
-50g caster sugar
-110g plain flour
-Chocolate chips/chocolate pieces/dried fruit/nuts/etc (only if you fancy)
- Cookie cutters (animal shapes optional)
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1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees, and add the butter and caster sugar into a mixing bowl.
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2. Beat together until creamy and fluffy, and then add the flour. Mix together.
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3. Mix until all is well blended, and mould with (clean) hands when it becomes difficult to mix.
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4. Add the chocolate chips or filling to the mixture and mix it in.
IMG_8158p 5. Roll dough onto a floured worktop with a rolling pin, and cut into shapes.
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6. Lay dough onto a lined baking try and allow a little space between each to spread!
IMG_8175p 7. Place in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes until the biscuits are slightly darker around the edges (they will harden once cooled). Leave to cool, and enjoy!

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63 comments:

  1. Omg! These are so adorable! and look delicious! :D great post! xx

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  2. Delightful! I love baking shortbread. The animal cutters are so cute :)

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  3. these look delicious! definitely trying them! what nail varnish are you wearing? xxx

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    1. I'm not sure lovely- I got it done in a nail bar! xx

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  4. Liv did you take these pictures at night?
    I loooove the top one, (Berry impersonator) you star baker ;) xxxx

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    1. I did (apart from the top one) xxx

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  5. Those are cute!

    xo Jennifer

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  6. That looks super yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    xx sweet bird
    xx sweet bird

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  7. Must bookmark this! My friend at work used to make 'baa shortbread' which was AWESOME, and as it came to easter she'd do 'chick shortbread' exactly like this with chunks of chocolate in, was SO YUM and I miss it since I started uni, years ago, haha! Thank you for the reminder Liv, I think I need to get my bake on <3

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  8. SQUIRREL CUTTERS?!? Whoever though of that should be knighted. Or at least given a pat on the back. SO damn cute!
    Helen xxx
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  9. so cute, love the little squirrel cutters :D
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  10. aw.. my mom and i like to make this cookies. :) it looks yummy! Irene Wibowo

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  11. How delightful!!! I've never baked shortbreads or bread for that matter!! I def want to try this one day mmmm!!!

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  12. Great post, I love that they are squirrel shaped, adorable! Definitely trying these out soon. New follower :)

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  13. Oh wow, they look so delicious! Definitely giving them a try :) Xx

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  14. shortbread's my favourite too! especially animal-shaped shortbread ;)

    Francesca xo
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  15. These look so good and sound pretty easy to make! Definitely going to have to give them a go :) thanks for sharing the recipe! xx

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  16. They look lovely! I'll be trying this recipe over the weekend for sure! Lovely blogxx

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  17. First post I see as I wake up, and now my mind is firmly set on the ideal of shortbread. Have to try this out, you wonderful cook. Watch out Nigella!

    xx

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  18. cute cookies ... nom nom :p

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  19. These sound absolutely delicious, and I never realised how easy they are to bake! I will definitely be giving this a go in the near future :) xx

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  20. never thought I'd be drooling over a squirrel...xx

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  21. I bought a kangaroo cookie cutter when I went to Austrlia for Christmas which will be perfect for these :)

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  22. I bought a kangaroo cookie cutter when I went to Australia for Christmas which will be perfect for this!

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  23. Ah these are so cute, bet they tasted amazing!

    http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com xx

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  24. Yum - never realised they were so easy to make :) xo

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  25. Ahhh this is making me so hungry!
    I will have to make some of these this weekend
    Great post! ♥

    xo
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  26. I love these! The pictures in this post are so great and I think you have such a cute style. I really like your blog.

    Great post!

    XO
    scribblesofvalerie.blogspot.com

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  27. Oh my goodness, those cutters are the sweetest things I have ever seen. I need them in my life. Great post! Looks like a nice project for this weekend :)

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  28. Strangely enough I've never thought of the combination of chocolate and shortbread, but my oh my, what a heavenly combination they would be!

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  29. These look amazing! I made (slightly bizarrely for the festive season) some Moomin shaped shortbread over christmas and i've been obsessed ever since, definitely putting chocolate in them next time!

    Sophs xx

    The Sopho Diaries

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  30. These look lovely, and quite simple to make. Pinning this for later testing!

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  31. these are lovely, I love that you made them squirrel shaped. xx

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  32. This is just the cutest, I really need to make some!

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    x

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  33. These look so good! Love that they're squirrel shaped :) x

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  34. cookie cutters! yay i need such, definitely! <3
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  35. These look incredible and delicious and amazing! Plus they're squirrel shaped too! xxx

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  36. They look so delicious- I must make some soon!
    Katie xx
    http://thegravityandshe.blogspot.co.uk

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  37. they look so yummy, i love shortbread especially with chocolate chips in it xx

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  38. These are so cute! Really need to bake soon! X

    thegirlwithtoomanyclothes.blogspot.co.uk

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  39. Ahhh yummy!
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    S xx

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  40. Looks amaaazing! Ive been meaning to try out my new cutter - Think I might give these a go :)

    Lil xxx

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  41. these look so yummy! love the shape too :)
    xx

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  42. Olivia I'm loving these posts, first macarons and now shortbread, I just want to get my ingredients out and start baking :) These look delicious, thanks for sharing lovely.

    Eda x

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  43. You look fabulous hun, love the colour of that sweater!

    Eda x

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  44. Great recipe! U would like to try one!

    Greetings from Madrid, Spain.

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  45. Lovely pictures! Makes me want to bake shortbread, haven't done it in a while... :)

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  46. I shall definitely have to try this recipe out! I go to my local bakery every Friday for some of their choc-chip shortbread (you know you go too often when they know your order the minute you walk through the door...) so I probably should learn how to make some myself! :)

    xxxx

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  47. Liv, these look amazing!
    Where's the cutter from? I'd like to try them out on my blog and now I've seen cute squirrels, I NEED them!!x

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  48. Thank you for this Olivia.
    I've just started to delve into the whole baking thing and coming across such simple and sweet treats does make my heart squirm.
    Def gonna try this once i get home.

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  49. This is so lovely! I want to try these cuties. I just love your pictures by the way!

    Olive xox

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  50. looks great! x

    beauty-bunnies.blogspot.co.uk

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  51. Hi ! Your phot is very Beuatiful ! :)
    Please visit my fashion blog http://thedangerousworldoffashion.blogspot.com
    Tanks you very much ♥

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  52. Hi ! Please visit my fashion blog http://thedangerousworldoffashion.blogspot.com :)

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  53. These look great! Shortbread and chocolate, what a great combination.

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  54. I've been baking biscuits too! It would mean such a lot if you had a look at them! Yummy! Afternoon tea and a squirrel shaped biscuit sounds heavenly to me!

    http://missjojangles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/linzer-biscuits-spread-love.html

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  55. These look delicious! Being Scottish I love shortbread, I'll definitely need to try making these! x

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  56. Wow these look amazing, I need a squirrel cookie cutter in my life, so adorable :-)

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