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  • TM 31
published: 2014/12/04
changed: 2014/12/09


  • 250 grams Good quality Butter, cubed
  • 90 grams sugar, use sugar of preference
  • 1 heaped teaspoon Vanilla Bean Paste, or similar
  • 2 teaspoons mixed spice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 400 grams plain flour, plus extra for rolling and cutting
  • 1.5 tablespoon cornflour

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  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.Line two baking trays with baking paper or a baking mat.Place butter, sugar, vanilla and spices into bowl.Blitz on speed 5 for 30-60 seconds. You may need to scrape down the sides once or twice throughout the process.Add remaining ingredients. Knead on interval speed for 1 minute or until a dough has slightly formed. It may take a little longer depending on how cold your butter is. The longer you knead, the better it will come together.If it is too dry, add a few drops of milk or water to bring it together. Sprinkle bench with a little flour and slightly knead the dough. Roll out into 0.5 - 1cm thickness.Flour cutters lightly and cut a variety of shapes from the dough. Continue to knead,  roll dough and cut shapes from until all is used.Bake for approx 15-18 minutess or until slightly golden. The time will depend on what shapes you used and their size.


Note: Instead of using cornflour and plain flour you can use a mix of 100g rice flour and 300g plain |

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Spiced Shortbread



  • 8. December 2021 - 12:43

    This is making great gifts for my work colleagues. I have made several batches now, except instead of the listed spices, I am using the Christmas Spice mix that is listed in this community...just keeps it so simple, and very delicious.

  • 21. October 2017 - 17:20

    Loved these they were a big hit over christmas. I did up the spices for a stronger flavour.

  • 14. December 2016 - 11:40

    Made these today and they are beautiful. I'll definately be making these again tmrc_emoticons.)

  • 26. April 2016 - 11:50

    I made these without the spices and they were great. I love that you dont need to fridge the dough and they held their shape really well. will be making these again. Thanks Big Smile

  • 24. June 2015 - 17:58

    beautiful recipe thank you tmrc_emoticons.)

  • 14. April 2015 - 19:39

    Made this recipe for the first time as easter Miffy shaped cookies.  A hit with both the children and adults.  Just the right 'spice'.  Thanks.

  • 11. January 2015 - 19:41

    These shortbread were the best I've made so far! They also made the whole house smell AMAZING! Delicious and easy tmrc_emoticons.)

  • 11. December 2014 - 19:00

    This shortbread is delicious and so incredibly easy to make. No chilling required will make again and again 


  • 10. December 2014 - 22:31

    Love that this recipe doesn't involve chilling the dough! Simple, fast and delicious!

  • 10. December 2014 - 12:31

    i love shortbread, so will definitely be trying out these!!

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