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  • 25 mins prep
  • 35 mins cook

Traditional shortbread wheels

Traditional shortbread wheels

Buttery and crumbly and oh-so sweet, traditional shortbread wheels are a Christmas staple. Why not wrap some in cellophane for a simply tasty gift?

Ingredients

Traditional shortbread wheels

  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1/3 cup pure icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp rice flour
  • 250 g chopped butter
  • 1 tbsp sugar

Steps

Traditional shortbread wheels

  1. Preheat oven to moderately slow, 160°C. Line two oven trays with baking paper.
  2. Sift flour, icing sugar and rice flour into a large bowl. Rub in butter using fingertips, until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Press mixture together to form a dough.
  3. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently. Halve mixture. Roll or press out each piece until about 1cm thick. Place onto trays.
  4. Decorate edges by pinching with fingertips. Mark out 8 equal wedges on each round with a sharp knife. Prick all over with a fork. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake 30-35 minutes, until golden.
  5. Cool in trays 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
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