Very Easy Shortbread recipe

very easy shortbread recipe

Very easy shortbread recipe

This very easy shortbread recipe will stand you in good stead for last-minute sweet treats and birthday gifts. It has just 3 ingredients and is a speedy and simple easy shortbread recipe / bake and is perfect for the most inexperienced of bakers.  A bit of cellophane and a ribbon make this a gorgeous gift or present when you are out visiting.

You ned only the very simplest of ingredients

Ingredients for this speedy shortbread

  • 250g/8 oz Butter
  • 125g/4 oz  Caster Sugar
  • 375g/12 oz  Plain flour

Very Easy Shortbread Recipe:

Oh this is all so simple!

Preheat your oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5.            

  1. Beat the butter and the sugar together until smooth with a wooden spoon, make sure there are no lumps and bumps!
  2. Stir in the flour till you have a nice smooth consistency
  3. Add a handful of chocolate chips or 1 tablespoon finely grated orange peel if you want a variation on flavour
  4. Roll out then lift onto a greased baking dish
  5. Bake in the oven for 25  minutes, or until pale golden-brown.
  6. Prick all over with a fork and cut into slices
  7. Set aside to cool on a wire rack
  8. Sprinkle with sugar
  9. Cut into chunks/slices
  10. Munch or give as a gift (I like to do both!)


Do let me know how you get on with this speedy shortbread

I do hope you enjoy this very easy shortbread recipe! Let me know how you get on making it in the comments below.


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Take a peek here for more of my bakes and find a host more foodie fun on my Eat Simply blog

I do hope you have enjoyed this speedy shortbread recipe





  1. May 1, 2012 / 10:28

    Oh, not only look delicious…but three ingredients brilliant!

  2. maria hackett
    May 19, 2012 / 15:06

    looks yummy!! i know what im having this evening with my tea 🙂

  3. Susan MArtin
    May 21, 2012 / 12:47

    Oh wow my favorite, love this

    going to try this win my kids get home from school

    Thanks for this

  4. Niveen Maynard
    September 26, 2012 / 16:42

    Working at a school and needed a quick and easy shortbread recipe and I found this. It’s great and will be very easy for the children to learn and make!!

  5. April 9, 2014 / 18:28

    I especially love the shape of your shortbread. It’s great and simple and you are right it works to give as gifts.

    thank you for linking up with #FridayFoodie – pinned and shared. x
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