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JILL BAKES… Christmas | Easy Buttery Shortbread

This recipe is nicer than any shop-bought shortbread and it couldn’t be simpler! I posted it last year and loads of you have tried and loved it.


Jill Stewart (@jillbakes_)

County Antrim Foodie and Instagrammer


Makes about 40 biscuits

• 250g butter

• 110g caster sugar

• 140g self raising flour

• 110g plain flour

• 110g cornflour


• Preheat the oven to 170 degrees (150 fan).

• Cream the butter and sugar together for about 5 minutes with a hand mixer or in a stand mixer until light in colour.

• Sieve in the flours and mix to combine.

• Flour your work surface and roll out until the biscuit dough is about 1cm thick.

• Cut out your biscuit shapes using a cutter of your choice and place onto a baking tray.

• Sprinkle with caster sugar and chill in the fridge for half an hour before baking.

• Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes - they should still be a very pale golden-brown. Set on a wire rack to cool.

These shortbread biscuits will keep in an airtight container for a couple of weeks!


Jill Stewart, from Portglenone, is a true Foodie who brings her passions together to create a unique balance of both healthy dishes and sweet treats on her Instagram social media blog, Jill Bakes.

Jill is passionate about creating and sharing recipes on her Instagram platform (@jillbakes_) which are easy to follow, quick to make and not using hundreds of ingredients! And with almost 50,000 followers, a lot of people are enjoying Jill’s food journey.

The County Antrim lady has been a keen baker from a very young age, learning many skills from her late Grandma who was a fantastic baker.

Jill is a regular recipe contributor for Ireland’s Homes Interiors and Living magazine.

CLICK HERE to head over to INSTAGRAM to discover JILL BAKES - it is a fantastic blog where you'll discover enough inspiration to keep you baking and cooking for months!

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