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Great Nanna's Russian Shortbread Biscuits



40 piece(s)

Great Nanna's Russian Shortbread Biscuits

  • 320 g plain flour, Can be subsituted for gluten free
  • 80 g caster sugar
  • 125 g unsalted butter
  • 90-100 g cream
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla essence, option
  • 6
    Preparation 10min
  • 7
  • 8
    • Appliance TM 5 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

  1. Step 1. Combine all ingredients in bowl. Speed 4 for 5 seconds
    Step 2. Scrape down sides. Then using the dough setting for 1:30 mins.
    Step 3. Empty onto board/thermo mat etc and make into a disc. Wrap and refrigerate for 30mins. (can be frozen at this stage, if you make a large batch but don’t want to bake them all at the same time).
    Step 4. Preheat oven 180°C.
    Step 5. Cut in dough in half and roll out to desired thickness (I like about 3-5mm). Using flour on bench to stop it from sticking.
    Step 6. Use cookie cutters to cut to shape and place on a lined tray, (these biscuits don't expand much so can be placed reasonably close together. Decorate with chocolate freckles, glazed cherries, blanched almonds or choc chips before baking. Or leave plain to ice later.
    Repeat with second half (it becomes a bit unwieldy if you try rolling out the whole lot in one go).
    Step 7. Bake for 8-12mins until just lightly golden (12 mins if you like crunchy versions). Be careful these can burn easily.
    Step 8. Cool completely before icing.

    These keep for ages in an airtight container (although my children demolish a batch in 2 days).

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Can also add colouring in the first step, or divide to make a number of colours (use gel colours and add a little plain flour) in step 3. Just be careful not to over knead the dough.

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